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Welcome! At first, this website existed to augment research presented at conferences. It has grown to include audio and video performance samples, information for students and of course recent research activities. If you are viewing this website from a mobile device, it is easiest to navigate from the top to locate information. I am currently reorganizing the website, so old bookmarks may no longer be accurate. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments! However, note that due to overwhelming demand, I do not respond to "Tell me about my instrument" emails. This type of request is available through my online marketplace at Square.
I am excited to announce that I have accepted an offer to become the next ITEA Historian. Watch for articles in the Journal and further updates on the web!
Mar 15-17 South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Clinic
Jan 12 Utley Middle School Mini-Camp
Jan 5 Cain Middle School Mini-Camp
Dec 3 Region 3 High School Band Auditions
Nov 10 Region 3 Middle School Band Auditions
Oct. 10 Octubafest at TAMU-Commerce - Tuba/Euphonium students present a concert of solos and chamber music
June 30 Watters Creek Band Concert, Allen Philharmonic Orchestra Winds, Allen, Texas, 7:30 PM
July 1 Northeast Texas Symphony, Sulphur Springs, Texas, 8:00 PM
July 5 Rapid City Municipal Band, Rapid City, South Dakota, 8:00 PM
July 12 Rapid City Municipal Band, Rapid City, South Dakota, 8:00 PM
July 19 Rapid City Municipal Band, Rapid City, South Dakota, 8:00 PM
July 26 Rapid City Municipal Band, Rapid City, South Dakota, 8:00 PM
August Forney High School Band Camp Clinician, Forney, Texas
August Rockwall Heath High School Band Camp Clinician, Heath, Texas
If you are looking to sign your child up for private lessons, please follow the links below! Click the "2017-2018 Lessons" to register for summer lessons.
Looking for information on the 2017 South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference? Click the image above! Hosted by Ken Drobnak & Scott Roeder!
March 17, 2017 Solo Recital at SCRTEC 2017, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
May 5, 2016 Tuba de Mayo at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
December 15, 2015 Faculty Recital at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
March 2015 CBDNA National Conference: Oscar Stover Poster
May 2014 ITEA International Conference: Prototype Tubas in the Holton Collection at the National Music Museum
Above: Menuetto movements from Suite No. 1 for Cello (Bach/Sauer)
I'm happy to announce that I have joined the faculty at Texas A&M University at Commerce as an Adjunct Instructor of Tuba & Euphonium!
Highlights from Dr. Drobnak's SCRTEC performance are below.
Recordings from the 1950s Michigan State Band under Leonard Falcone, the University of Kansas Band under Russell Wiley, and various Trumpet Artists have been added to the historical recordings page in the Oscar Stover Archives.
Private lesson signups for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 are posted.
Above: Chunca by Rafael Mendez, arr. Drobnak. Ken Drobnak, Jeffrey Baker, and Scott Roeder, Tuba. DIno Mulic, Piano. March 2017
Above: Opposites Attract from James Grants' Ten Blind Dates for Solo Tuba, The Second Date.
Above: Reflecting from Ten Blind Dates for Solo Tuba, The Second Date, by James Grant.
Above: Ordner Seg by Øystein Baadsvik. Tuba de Mayo performance, May 3, 2016 at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, TSC Arts Center, Brownsville, Texas
Videos moved to new server:
1979-1980 (6 plays); 1983-1984 (new); 1984-1985 (new); 1980-1981 (new); 1981-1982 (new); 1957 MSU Charting (1 play); 1985-6 (new); 1987-1988 (new);