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Kirby, Benedict

Contact
Area: 
Tuba, Euphonium
Phone: 
243-6889 (Faculty Message Phone)
Room: 
MUS 109
Past Employment:
  • University of Northern Colorado - Greeley, Colorado
  • Luther College - Decorah, Iowa
  • New London - Spicer Schools (Minnesota)
 
Performance Credits:
  • 1988 Disney World All-American College Orchestra - Principal Tuba
  • Minnesota Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Currently performing with Symphonies of Missoula, MT, Great Falls, Mt and Billings, MT and the Missoula Brass Consort.
  • Active Soloist and Clinician - including past solo performances with the Missoula and Glacier Symphonies of Montana as well as public school demonstrations.
  • Initiated the biennial (beginning 2012) Northern Rockies Tuba and Euphonium Festival at the University of Montana.
 
Other:
  • Composer and Arranger - over 40 works in a variety of genres.
  • Though the Rings of Saturn - Tone Poem for Concert Band published (2012) through Grand Mesa Music Publishers.
Education: 
Bachelor of Science of Music Education - University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Music Tuba Performance - University of Minnesota
Master of Music in Tuba Performance - University of Minnesota
D.M.A. Tuba - Performance - University of Wisconsin-Madison