Tuesday, April 21, 2009


The University of Northern Iowa tuba-euphonium studio is under the direction of Dr. Jeff Funderburk, affectionately called "Dr. Fun" by his students. At UNI, the studio regularly performs tuba-euphonium ensemble music in what they call UNITUBA. UNITUBA is among the oldest tuba and euphonium ensembles in the world. Comprised entirely of tuba and euphonium students at the University of Northern Iowa, the ensemble rehearses weekly and is a credit ensemble in the school of music. UNITUBA was formed in 1974 by former UNI faculty member Donald Little and is currently under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Funderburk. Previous directors have included Fritz Kaenzig and Brian Book. UNITUBA performs regularly on campus at UNI as well as around the state. The ensemble has been featured in performances at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Lexington, Kentucky, ITEC Regional Conferences at Illinois State University and Gustavus Adolfus College as well as on tour with the UNI Wind Symphony in Hungary and Italy. With a repertoire ranging from transcribed works of the Baroque and Classical era to original compositions, performances are an eclectic mix of musical styles.

Check it out!

No comments:

Post a Comment