Faculty by Area

Benedict Kirby

Adjunct Prof. of Tuba & Euphonium

Contact

  • Office: School of Music Rm 109
  • Phone: 406-243-6889 (Faculty Message Phone)
  • Email: benedict.kirby@mso.umt.edu
  • Office Hours:

    Office Hours:  By Appointment Only

Education

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, MADISON - Tuba Performance D.M.A. (Minor in Jazz Studies) - 1999.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS - Tuba Performance M.M. - 1992. 

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS - Music Education B.S.1989.

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA, MINNEAPOLIS - Tuba Performance B.M. 1989.

Courses Taught

M102A, M195, M295, M395, M495 Applied Tuba and Euphonium - (Applied Studio Lessons)

Director - University of Montana Tuba and Euphonium Choir (MUS162A, MUS362A)

 

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Teaching Experience

UM Adjunct Proff. of Tuba and Euphonium - 2012 - present.

University of Northern Colorado - 2001-2003.

Luther College, Instructor of Low Brass/Ear Training - 1998-2001.

University of Wisconsin-Madison - Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium/Music Theory (Teaching Assistantship) - 1996-1998.

New London-Spicer Public Schools - Instrumental Music Instructor (High School Band Program) - 1993-1996.

Oak Grove Intermediate School, Bloomington, MN - Instrumental Music Instructor (5th/6th grade bands) - 1992-1993

University of Minnesota, Mineapolis, MN - Music Theory (Teaching Assistant) - 1989-1992.

Selected Publications

Non-Juried: Compositions/Transcriptions/Arrangements:

Kirby, Benedict A., *Dark Matter, Petite Concertante (2014) - orchestrated for: 1) Tuba and Orchestra. 2) Tuba and Band. 3) Tuba and Piano.

         *Winner of the 2015 US Army Band "Pershings Own" Tuba and Euphonium Workshop Composition Competition.

De Luca, Joseph, Sentimentale for tuba and band (piano) 2012.

Kirby, Benedict A., Absorackee Suite (or “Suite for Band”) for concert band, 2010.

Hampton, Lionel, “Flying Home” for solo tuba and concert band, 2010.

Goedicke, Alexander, Concert Etude, Op. 49, 2007. 1) arranged for Solo Tuba and Orchestra. 2) arranged for Solo Tuba and Concert Band.  

Mozart, W.A., “Allegro” from Eine Kleine Nacht Musik, for mixed low winds, arranged 2005.

Satié, E., 1. Gymnopedie for Solo Tuba and Piano, arranged 2005.

Kirby, Benedict A., Landscapes, Fanfare Theme and Fantasy Variations for Concert Band (2004).

Porter, C. I Get A Kick Out a You for solo tuba and orchestra, arranged 2004.

Bellstedt, H., Napoli Theme and Variations, arranged 2002. 1) arranged for solo tuba and concert band 2) arranged for solo tuba and piano.

Arban, J.B. de, Theme and Variations on the Carnival of Venice, 2002 1) arranged for solo tuba and concert band 2) arranged for solo tuba and piano.

Bach, J.S., Allegro from Brandenburg Concerto No.1, for Woodwind Quintet, arranged 2001.

Kirby, Benedict, A., Tiller of the Soil, Meditations on Agrarian Life in the American Midwest, for Concert Band, 1992 (revised 2000).

Kirby, Benedict, A., Just By Chants... , for Flute, Tuba and Electronic Accompaniment, 2000.

Aleotti, R., FACTA EST CUM ANGELO for Brass Quintet, arranged 2000.

Isla, Pobre barquilla mía for Double Brass Choir, 2000.

Carreira, A., Tento for Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, 2000.

Margaret of Austria, Se je souspire/Ecce iterum for Two Euphoniums and Tuba, 2000.

Kirby, Benedict, A., La Lune, for Tuba, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Drums, 1999.

Kirby, Benedict, A., Esplosao' Dinamite'! for Jazz Orchestra,

1997. Kirby, Benedict, A.,Why Is A Duck?, for Tuba, Tenor Saxophone, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Drums, 1999.

Debussey, C., Claire de Lune, - for solo euphonium or tuba and piano (arr. 1997).

Parker, C., Donna Lee for Tuba and Congas, 1996.

Kirby, Benedict, A., Goodbye Song, for Tuba, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Bass, Drums, 1996.

Kirby, Benedict, A., A Tuba On The Run!, Tuba Solo with Piano Accompaniment, 1995.

Kirby, Benedict, A., Reunion Music, for Tuba and Acoustic Guitar, 1993. (Radio air play on Minnesota Public Radio).

Kirby, Benedict, A., West River Road, for three tubas, Synthesizer, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Drums, 1992.

Faure G., III. Fugue for Brass Quintet, arranged 1991.

Faure G., IV. Fugue for Brass Quintet, arranged 1991.

Kirby, Benedict, A.,Fanfare for Tuba and Tape, 1990.

Kirby, Benedict, A., The War Machine, Analog Tape Composition, 1990.

Kirby, Benedict, A.,Three Moods for Tuba and Piano, 1989. Various composers, Epic Movie Medley Fanfare, for tuba/euphonium ensemble, 1989.

Various composers,“Winter Classics”, medley arrangement for Tuba/Euphonium Quartet, 1989.

Publications

Published Original Musical Compositions

Kirby, Benedict A., Celtic Dragon Fantasy, for Concert Band (2012). Larry Deahn Music Publications.

Kirby, Benedict A., Through the Rings of Saturn, Fantasy for Concert Band (2012). Grand Mesa Music Publishers.

Kirby, Benedict, A., The Robot, for Tuba and Piano. Tuba Euphonium Press, 2009.

Kirby, Benedict, A., All We Do, for Tuba and Acoustic Guitar. Tuba Euphonium Press,1997.

Kirby, Benedict, A., Folk Music, for Tuba and Acoustic Guitar. Tuba Euphonium Press, 1998.

Published Musical Transcriptions/Arrangements

Allen, W.J., The Eclipse, Air Varié Tuba Euphonium Press, 2010. 1) arranged for Solo Tuba and Orchestra. 2) arranged for Solo Tuba and Piano.

Affiliations

International Tuba and Euphonium Association *Committee member on the National High School State Repertoire List Project *Northwest Regional Conference Coordinator - (03/22-24/2013). National Association for Music Education Pi Kappa Lambda Kappa Kappa Psi.

Specialized Skills

  

Professional Experience

SOLOIST

Glacier Symphony (Kalispell, MT)

     2017 Masterworks Concert Series Soloist.

     2016 "Wild About Music" Presenter for young audiences.

     2007 Masterworks Concert Series Soloist  - "Wild About Music" Presenter for young audiences.

Missoula Symphony Orchestra

     2006 Symphony in the Park.

     2004 Summer Concert at Daly Mantion - Hamilton, MT.

University of Montana Summer Music Camp

    Soloist/chamber musican recitalist (2004-present.)

ORCHESTRAL MUSICIAN

Missoula Symphony Orchestra - Principal Tubist, 2004-present.

Billings Symphony Orchestra - Principal Tubist, 2005-present.

Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra - Principal Tubist, 2001-2003.

Colorado Symphony - Substitute Tubist, 2001-2003.

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra - Substitute Tubist, 2002. 

Central City Opera (Central City, CO) - Tubist, 2002.

Opera Colorado Orchestra - Tubist, 2002.

Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony - Substitute Tubist, 2000-2001.

Madison Symphony Orchestra - Substitute Tubist, 1996 - 1998.

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra - Substitute Tubist, 1997 - 1998.

Minnesota Orchestra - Substitute & Extra, 1989-2000.

Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra - Principal Tubist,

1993-96. Minneapolis Pops Orchestra - Substitute & Extra Tubist,1990-96.

Walt Disney World All-American College Orchestra - Principal Tubist: 1988.

CHAMBER MUSICIAN

Missoula Brass Consort - Tubist & founding member (2010-present). 

Rocky Mountain Brass Quintet - Tubist, 2002-2003.

Madison Tuba Consort (Madison, WI) - Tubist, 1998.

Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet - Tubist, 1996-98.

University of Minnesota Faculty Brass Quintet - Tubist, 1991-92.

CONDUCTOR/CLINICIAN

Bitterroot Band Festival - (03/18/14).

Montana State Music Festival - (05/03-04/2013).

Missoula County District Music Festival - (04/12 & 15/2012).

Five Valleys Middle School Honor Band -(02/11/10).

Montana State High School Music Festival - (05/1-2/09).

Florence-Carlton High School Band (09/06-12/ 08).

Missoula County Middle School Band Festival - (02/27/08).

Bitterroot Band Festival - (03/07/05).

CONDUCTOR

Missoula Children’s Theater:

     Musical Theatre Production of Les Miserables - 21 Performances (4/23/14-5/11/14).

     Musical Theatre Production of West Side Story - 21 Performances (4/25/12-5/13/12).

     Musical Theater Production of “East Brodway Rocks" - 18 performances (4/27/11-5/15/11).

     Musical Theater Production of “White Christmas” - 16 performances (12/19/10-12/19/10).

     Musical Theater Production of “Peter Pan” - 21 performances (4/29/10-05/16/10).

     Musical Theater Production of “South Pacific” - 13 performances (10/22/09-11/1/09).

     Musical Theater Production of “A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum” - 14 performances (1/16-27/2008).

     Musical Theater Production of “Mame” - 14 performances (10/24/08-11/4/08).

     Musical Theater Production of “Beauty and the Beast” - 12 performances (10/27/04-11/7/04).

Missoula Community Band

     Spring Session and Concert, Missoula, MT - Concert - (11/13/17).

     Spring Session and Concert, Missoula, MT - Concert - (04/06/15).

     Joint Concert with Meadow Hill 8th Grade Band - Concert - (05/18/10).

     Spring Session and Concert, Missoula, MT - Concert - (05/17/10).

     Spring Session and Concert, Missoula, MT - Concert- (05/17/09).

     Spring Session and Concert, Missoula, MT - Concert - (04/13/08).

     Joint concert with Hellgate Middle School Band, Missoula -(04/08/08).

     Spring Session and Concert, Missoula, MT - Concert - (04/10/05).

     Joint concert with Florence-Carlton High School Band, Florence, MT - (04/05/05).

     Fall Session and Concert, Missoula, MT - Concert - (1/07/04).

West Central Community Band (Willmar, MN) - Guest Musical Director (1994-95).

Grand Symphonic Winds (St. Paul, MN) - Interim Musical Director (1992-93).

International Experience

Rome Festival Orchestra, Rome, Italy - Principal Tubist - (2011).

Honors / Awards

Winner of the U.S. Army Band's "Pershing's Own" 2015 Tuba and Euphonium Workshop Composition Competition for his composition "Dark Matter" Petite Concertante for Tuba & Orchestra/Band/Piano.  Semifinalist in New York’s Concert Artist’s Guild Chamber Music Competition Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet (1998). Semifinalist in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet (1998). Semifinalist in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet (1997). Graduate Tuition Scholarship, University of Minnesota (1991). Band Alumni Association Scholarship, University of Minnesota (1990). Walt Disney World All-American College Orchestra - Principal Tubist (1988). School of Music Scholarship, University of Minnesota (1986-89). Belle Bonesteel Sorenson Scholarship, University of Minnesota (1984).