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Master the art of musical practice, preparation, and performance with three separate, intermediate-level Euphonium solos
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In this lesson, MusicProfessor instructor Brian Bowman guides you through the entirety of three intermediate tuba solos "Quarks and Quasars," "Dove Sei of Rosa," and "The Air, From Comus." Learn the important musical, rhythmic and stylistic elements of each piece in various tempos while also learning how to practice and perform.

If you're looking to improve your euphonium skills, MusicProfessor provides the perfect easy, online way to do it! Private lessons cost anywhere from $30 - $100/hr, and as you improve, unfortunately, so does the cost of lessons. Each MusicProfessor Euphonium course provides an entire year's worth of instruction, for a fraction of the cost, and at your own convenience. Plus, each course is taught by an industry leading instructor and is backed by Udemy's 30-day, 100% money back guarantee!


  • Over 60 individual video lessons
  • Downloadable sheet music for each lesson
  • Master three rewarding, fun Euphonium solos
  • Extend your abilities with multiple warm-up exercises
  • Learn how to troubleshoot difficult fingering passages
  • Learn how to improve tongue speed and accuracy
  • Review multiple complicated rhythms
  • Discuss trouble areas and troubleshooting techniques
  • Learn how to break down each piece into manageable practice sections
  • Play each etude at various tempos, including a final performance tempo

MusicProfessor's curriculum is used in nearly 100 schools and school districts throughout the United States and by more than 14,000 students and music teachers throughout the world. No where else can you find the level of detail and professional instruction of MusicProfessor's curriculum, and, best of all, your purchase is backed by Udemy's 30-day guarantee.

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Characterized by a virtuosic technique and a warm, rich, velvet tone, Brian Bowmans playing has thrilled audiences for more than a quarter of a century. His superb musicianship and dedication to fine brass playing have made him one of the foremost euphonium soloists in the world today. His history of euphonium firsts is impressive:

  • First euphonium recital in New Yorks Carnegie Recital Hall, 1976
  • First Euphoniumist to serve as president of the International Tuba and Euphonium Association(formerly Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association - T.U.B.A)
  • First euphonium concert tour of Japan
  • First Guest Euphonium Artist-Falcone International Euphonium Competition
  • First euphonium master class at the Paris Conservatory Superior of Music, France
  • Master teacher at the first Deutsche Tubaforum workshop to include the euphonium, tenor hornand baritone, Hammelburg, Germany, 1991

Dr. Brian L. Bowman enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist, clinician, recording artist, educator and administrator. Dr. Bowman has held the principal euphonium position, in addition to being a featured soloist, in each of the bands he has been associated with: The University of Michagan Symphony Band, The United States Navy Band, The United States Bicentennial Band, The United States Air Force Band and The River City Brass Band in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

He is in demand as a guest soloist with high school, university, municipal and professional ensembles. He has performed as a soloist in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, The Virgin Islands, Norway, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Hungary, Great Britain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Japan, Tonga Taiwan, Thailand and the Peoples Republic of China. He has appeared as tenor tubist with the New York Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony, the San Francisco Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony, and the Orchestra Symphonica of Xlapa, Mexico. He has performed concertos with the Lexington Kentucky Symphony, the Sapporo, JapanSymphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony and the Madison Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to his live performances, Dr. Bowman can be heard on over 35 service band recordings and his six solo albums. He has appeared as featured soloist on Iowa Public Television with the Karl King Fort Dodge Municipal band and performed with the New Sousa Band in the Wolftrap PBS television special.

Perhaps it is his dedication to outstanding musical performance that makes him such an inspiring clinician and educator. Currently Regents Professor of Music (Euphonium) in the College of Music at The University of North Texas, Dr. Bowman has also served on the music faculty of eight other universities. His students occupy prominent positions in professional organizations worldwide. He is the author of Practical Hints for Playing the Euphonium/Baritone Hornand he frequently publishes articles in professional journals. His edition of the Arban Complete Method is the only complete bass clef edition of this famous brass method. His work as a clinician and soloist at such conferences as the Mid-West International Band Orchestra Clinic, The British Association of Symphonic Bands Wind Ensembles and many national and international brass symposia have won him international recognition. In 1989 he was awarded the British Magazines EUPHONIUM PLAYER OF THE YEAR, and in 1995 was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association. He is the only living euphoniumist to be included in the book Twentieth-Century Brass Soloists by Michael Meckna.

As an authority in the field of euphonium performance, Brian Bowman has been asked to serve as adjudicator of many national and international euphonium competitions over the past thirty years. He has been a member of competition juries for international professional music competitions in the United States, France and Japan. He was the president of the TubaManiaeuphonium solo competition in Australia in December 1999. In 1994, an annual competition in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, was named the Brian L. Bowman Euphonium Solo Competition in his honor.

Brian Bowman is a member of the Symphonia Ensemble, a Tuba/Euphonium ensemble of professional players and teachers, which has performed throughout the United States and in Europe and recorded three compact discs with that group. He is the euphonium member of the Summit Brass Ensemble, composed of the leading soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players in the country. He is a regular artist faculty member of the Rafael Mndez Brass Institute each summer. He has been the euphonium artist faculty member at the International Tuba-Euphonium Summer Workshopat the University of Oklahoma and the International Euphonium Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.

Brian Bowman has contributed significantly to the field of euphonium instrument design and was instrumental in the development and success of the Willson euphonium, produced by the Willson Musical Instrument Company in Flums, Switzerland and distributed by Getzen. He has also been a frequent consultant for other musical instrument companies and has designed a special line of Brian Bowman euphonium mouthpieces distributed by DEG Music Products.

Dr. Bowman has contributed significantly to the body of literature available for euphonium performers today. Not only have composers written new works at Bowmans specific request, but also many compositions have resulted merely from the composer being acquainted with Bowman and having heard his performance capabilities. Of seven new euphonium works commissioned by the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association since its inception in 1974, Bowman has premiered four. A major thrust of Bowmans career has been working to generate quality new compositions for his beloved instrument.

Many of Dr. Bowman's accomplishments and contributions have been documented in a doctoral dissertation, The Life and Career Contributions of Brian L. Bowman through 1991, written by Sharon Elise Huff at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1994. In 2010, Dr. Bowman received The Clifford Bevan Award for Meritorious Work in Low Brass Scholarship, at the International Tuba Euphonium Conference.

Dr. Bowman believes that music is a most effective art form when used to communicate. To hear him or study with him is to know he is a powerful communicator and a master of that art form. Dr. Bowmans current and future projects include: performing solo/clinic/teaching tours throughout the world; creating CD recordings of all levels of literature for euphonium; commissioning and inspiring composers to write for the euphonium; and working to create performance, teaching and research opportunities for future generations of euphoniumists.

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What Will I Learn?
Dive into each solo with over 60 individual lessons and corresponding sheet music
Learn how to interpret, practice, and perform each solo
Overcome trouble areas with different troubleshooting techniques
Perform each solo at multiple tempos
Become a master of various musical styles and techniques
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  • Euphonium
  • Euphonium Mouthpiece
Curriculum For This Course
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Quarks and Quasars
26 Lectures 41:27

Section A - Run Through at Performance Tempo

Section B - Dynamics

Section B - Rhythm

Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo

Section B - Run Through at Performance Tempo

Section C - Articulation

Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo

Section C - Style

Section C - Run Through at Performance Tempo

Section D - Run Through at Practice Tempo

Section D - Style

Section D - Run Through at Performance Tempo

Section E - Run Through at Practice Tempo

Section E - Run Through at Performance Tempo

Section F - Run Through at Practice Tempo

Section F - Style

Section F - Run Through at Performance Tempo
Dove Sei of Rosa
20 Lectures 37:50


Section A - Run Through at Performance Tempo

Section A - Dynamics

Section A - Style

Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo

Section B - Run Through at Performance Tempo

Section B - Relative Phrasing

Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo

Section C - Run Through at Performance Tempo

Section C - Front and Back

Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo

Section D - Run Through at Performance Tempo

Section D - Style

Section D - Run Through at Practice Tempo

Section E - Run Through at Performance Tempo

Section E - Rhythm

Section E - Run Through at Practice Tempo

Section E - The End

The Air, From Comus
15 Lectures 23:33


Practice Techniques

Section A - Run Through at Medium Tempo

Section A - Style

Section A - Run Through at Practice Tempo

Section B - Run Through at Performance Tempo

Section B - Articulation

Section B - Dynamics

Section B - Key Change

Section B - Run Through at Practice Tempo

Section C - Run Through at Performance Tempo

Section C - Comparison

Section C - Run Through at Practice Tempo

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