a home for thoughtful low brass players

David Zerkel



Hugh Hodgson School of Music

250 River Road

Athens, GA 30602

UGA Tuba Euph News

Welcome to the Incoming Class

We are pleased to welcome the newest members of the studio who will join us in the fall! Kyle Grabigel (MM Tuba), Matt Johnson (MM Tuba), Trevor Kiefer (BM Tuba), Tim Morris (MM Euph), and Patrick Young (MM Tuba).

Congratulations, Graduates!

The studio graduated four students this spring: Gary Garvin (MM Euph), Patrick Geren (MM Euph), Chris Gurtcheff (MM Tuba) and Brooke VanKempen (BME Tuba) We will miss them big time in the fall!

Congrats to Fernando Deddos, New Professor of Low Brass at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Fernando will return to Brazil in January to assume the position of Professor of Low Brass in Natal. They are fortunate to have acquired on of the finest low brass musicians in the world! Bravo, Fernando!

Undergrad Audition Dates set for Fall of 2016

The dates for undergrad auditions have been set for the brass area! Auditions will be held on November 9, January 22, February 13, February 15 and February 22. I will post graduate audition dates as soon as they are set!

Two Graduate Assistantships Likely for Fall of 2016

I anticpate that the Bulldog Brass Quintet (Coached by Professor Phil Smith) Graduate Assistantship will be open for Fall of 2016. I also anticpate that there will be, for the first time, a dedicated Assistantship for a graduate euphonium player.