The Festival

The Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival has gained recognition as the premier event of its kind. Born in 1986 as a competition for both student and artist level euphonium performers, the event evolved into a true festival in 1991 when its sponsoring committee expanded its offerings to include lessons, ensembles, seminars, and clinics with some of the world's greatest euphonium virtuosi. You can read more of our history here»

Student and artist level competitions remain integral to the Festival. The competition has a truly international flavor, with contestants attending from countries around the world.

The Falcone Festival is held each summer, over a four day period, and has been housed since its inception at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. In addition to the competition aspect of the Festival, participants are offered the opportunity to attend master classes and recitals provided by internationally recognized euphonium/tuba artists. For more information about Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, please visit their web site at Please note: during the Festival, Blue Lake will be on Eastern Daylight Saving time.

Competition cash prizes are underwritten by foundations, companies, and friends who believe in the values of the Festival. If you are interested in providing support to the Festival, please let us know! You may participate as an award sponsor or an advertiser, or if you have another idea, please contact any member of the Board of Directors.


Class 600cr   Recital 600cr

   Luncheon 600cr   Campers 600cr




March 31...Application Deadline
May 1...Semi-Finalists Notified
August 10-13...Festival Competition 

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