About the UO School of Music:

As a member of the American Association of Universities, the University of Oregon is considered one of the top research universities in the country, at the same time it is acknowledged as being one of America’s “best buys” for a college education, by such publications as the Fiske Guide.

The UO School of Music is the only professional school for music in Oregon, and is consistently regarded as one of the best on the West Coast. If you are interested in learning more about the UO tuba/euphonium studio, or the UO School of Music,

Contact Michael Grose
mgrose@uoregon.edu or 541.346.5646.


What about the UO tuba/euphonium studio…what makes it special?

  • Environment: The studio mood is serious, but supportive and friendly. Studio members are expected to work hard, however, there is much opportunity for fun and camaraderie.

  • Time and attention: Professor Grose is full-time at UO. He is not an adjunct professor. As a result, in addition to the standard weekly lesson (1 hour), there is studio class (1 hour), and tuba/euphonium ensemble (1 hour), all of which adds up to 3 hours each week of student/teacher contact. When you shop around you will not find very many other tuba/euphonium programs that offer so much weekly attention with the professor, especially at colleges where the tuba/euphonium professor is an adjunct.

  • Results: Mr. Grose’s teaching is highly regarded. Many former students have gone on to fill positions in major orchestras major military bands, music educator posts, and have been admitted to top music schools and conservatories around the United States, such as Curtis, Yale, and Peabody, to name a few. Here is a list of recent student successes:

 

UO School of Music Tuba/Euph Studio Achievements 2002-present

  • 2017 NW Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (Washington State Univ.)

                     Quartet Competition - 1st Place (DuckTet: Janssen, DeMonnin, Brennan, Valdez)

                     Artist Solo Tuba Competition - 1st Place (Brennan)

                     Artist Solo Euphonium Competition - 2nd Place (Janssen)

                     Young Artist Solo Tuba Competition - 3rd Place (Valdez)

                     Young Artist Solo Euphonium Solo Competition - 1st Place (Gilkey)

 

  • 2016 International Tuba Euphonium Conference (Univ. of TN)

                Quartet Competition – 3rd Place (DuckTet: Janssen, DeMonnin, Young, Fewx)

                Euphonium Solo Competition – Semi-finalist (Janssen)

     

  • 2015 NW Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (Boise State Univ.)

                Quartet Competition – 1st Place (DuckTet: McGoldrick, DeMonnin, Young, Fewx)

                Solo Tuba Competition – 1st Place (Fewx)

                Mock Orchestra Tuba Audition – 1st Place (Fewx)

     

  • 2015 UO School of Music Concerto Competition – 1st Place (Young)

     

  • 2014 Eugene Symphony Concerto Competition – 1st Place (Fewx)

     

  • 2013 Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Solo Competition

                Young Artist Solo Tuba Competition - 2nd Place (Fewx)

     

  • 2013 NW Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (WSU)

                Quartet Competition – 2nd (2ba4: Jerde, Blythe, Ready, Fewx)

                Solo Tuba Competition – 1st Place (Ready)

                Young Artist Solo Tuba Competition – 2nd Place (Fewx)

     

  • 2010 International Tuba Euphonium Conference (Univ. of AZ)

                Teuph accepted invitation to perform at the conference

 

  • 2006 Disney's All-American Band (Disneyland) (Cranor)

     

  • 2005 NW Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (UO)

                Solo Tuba Competition – 1st Place (Forcier)

                Solo Euphonium Competition – 1st Place, 2nd Place (Johnson, Edens)

     

  • 2004 NW Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (Boise State Univ.)

                Solo Tuba Competition – 1st Place (Onitsuka)

                Solo Euphonium Competition – 2nd Place (Edens)

     

  • 2002 International Tuba Euphonium Conference (UNC/Greensboro)

                Young Artist Solo Tuba Competition – 1st Place (Horner)