The Monarch Tuba-Euphonium Quartet

ROGER BEHREND — An internationally recognized euphonium virtuoso, clinician, and educator, Mr. Behrend holds a BA in music education from Michigan State University, where he studied with the legendary Leonard Falcone, and an MA in euphonium performance from George Mason University, where he is currently on faculty. A professional military euphoniumist in Washington, DC, he is a strong proponent of the euphonium and takes an active interest in securing the future of the instrument.

DAVID MILES — Currently a professional military euphoniumist in Washington, DC, David Miles holds degrees from Appalachian State University and Morehead State University, and he completed the first Doctor of Music degree in euphonium performance awarded by the University of Maryland after extensive studies with Brian Bowman.

MARTY ERICKSON — Recently retired as principal/solo tubist with the United States Navy Band in Washington, DC, Marty has earned internation­al acclaim as a soloist/clinician, with performances in Germany, Japan, Sweden, and extensively throughout the US. He has appeared with the Boston Pops, US Navy Band, US Army Band, National Symphony, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek. He is a past president/chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tubists Universal Brotherhood Association and adjudicating chairman for the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Festival.

KEITH MEHLAN — The late Keith Mehlan held a bachelor degree in music performance and music education from Illinois State University. An internationally recognized composer and arranger of tuba-euphonium quartet literature with numerous published and unpublished works to his credit, Keith remained a professional military tubist in Washington, DC, until his death April 23, 1995.

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Liner Notes


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

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