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Ken Drobnak Presents Experimental Tuba Seminar
Drobnak has served on the music faculties at The University of South Dakota, Rocky Mountain College, and Del Mar College. His duties at these institutions included band ensemble, conducting, and teaching courses in music education, music theory, music appreciation, and also low brass lessons. His experience in public school instrumental instruction encompasses grades 4 through 12 at schools in Ohio, Arizona, and New Mexico. For three summers, he was a tuba instructor at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan.
Drobnak has performed with the Billings Symphony Orchestra, Helena Symphony Orchestra, Greater Lansing Symphony Orchestra, and the Corpus Christi Symphony Brass Quintet. A native of Medina, Ohio, Drobnak completed his D.M.A. in Tuba Performance at Michigan State University where he studied tuba with Phil Sinder and conducting with Wesley Broadnax. He holds an M.M. in Conducting from The University of New Mexico and degrees in Music Education and Tuba Performance from The University of Akron.
Tuba-Euphonium Press has published many of his arrangements for tuba/euphonium ensemble, brass quintet and solo tuba with piano. He reviews new music for the International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal and has served as a guest clinician for band festivals and solo & ensemble events in Montana, South Dakota, Arizona, and Michigan. He is a member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and several honorary societies.
The University of South Dakota
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