The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Mall Christmas concert features Tuba and Euphonia Music

Fifty local musicians, all tuba and euphonia lovers, will perform a program of mass tuba music at 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 6 at Northgate Mall. The group will perform under the baton of Dr. William R. Lee, professor of music at UTC. The event is sponsored by the Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble of UTC, Northgate Mall, and the Harvey Phillips Foundation.

The tuba Christmas concert at Northgate Mall is one of more than 200 concerts being held across the United States, Europe, Japan, and Australia. The concerts feature local tubaists and euphoniumists—ranging from middle school to professional players—in public performance of Christmas carols and mass tuba pieces especially arranged for the event. This event has been held each year since 1974 nationwide. It is in its 13th year in Chattanooga.

The massed performance at Northgate Mall will be preceded by a program by the UTC Tuba Ensemble. The UTC Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble was founded in 1985 by Lee, who also serves as Coordinator of Music Education at the University. A specialist in the teaching of music teachers, he has published music for wind instruments and is a researcher in the field of music education. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Music Education, and has published tuba and euphonium works with Tuba Press, Inc. and with Cimmaron Press, Inc.

Tuba players at UTC are taught by Dr. Kenyon Wilson, who plays with the Chattanooga Symphony and is principal tubaist with the Augusta (Georgia) Symphony.

Tuba, euphonium, and baritone players who wish to participate in the performance will meet at the UTC band room at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 6th.

For more information, please email Lee.