Join us on February 25th 2017 for the first annual Midwest Tuba Euphonium Day. 

Follow this link to register today! https://goo.gl/forms/KhdOJ0aFafiKLEbR2

MTED will be hosted at Bexley High School 326 S Cassingham Rd. Columbus OH, 43209

Students of all ages and abilities are welcome! 

We will be conveniently located 15 minutes from downtown Columbus, 1:30 from Dayton, 2 hours from Akron, 2 hours from Cincinnati, 2:30 from Cleveland, and about 3:15 from Pittsburgh ,

Join us for a fun filled day!  Perform in the MTED Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble,  Listen to guest recitals, and learn from guest masterclasses.  Registration is $40 , and includes lunch and a T- Shirt.  Evening concert is free and open to the Public. 

MTED 2017 Schedule: 

9:30 AM – 10 AM: Check in / Registration 

10AM – 10:30AM: Warm Up Class 

10:30AM-11:30AM: MTED Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble Rehearsal 

11:45PM – 1PM: Guest Artists Recital 

1PM – 2PM: Lunch 

2PM – 3;30: Guest Artists Masterclass

3:45PM – 5:00PM: MTED Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble Rehearsal 

5:30 PM – 7PM: MTED Ensemble Concert w/ Central Ohio Brass Band 

Guest Artists

Adam Frey 

Dr. Adam Frey travels the globe sharing his talents as a performer and teacher. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Adam Frey received his musical training at the University of Georgia (Bachelor’s degree in Euphonium and Tuba Performance), the Royal Northern College of Music (Master’s), and the University of Salford (DMA). As a major ambassador of the euphonium, Adam has more than one hundred and twenty works that have been composed or specifically arranged for him. Most are published by Euphonium.com Publications or Absolute Brass.com. Dr. Frey is Assistant Professor of Low Brass at the University of North Georgia where he teaches trombone, euphonium, and tuba and directs the Brass Choir, Trombone Choir, and Tuba Euphonium Ensemble. For 13 years, he has hosted the International Euphonium Tuba (IET) Festival. This event hosts 70+ students and teachers from around the globe in a week of playing, learning, and inspiration. Participants range from high school students to graduate college students to adult amateurs and occurs in late June in Atlanta. Adam has soloed with orchestras the world over, including the world famous Boston Pops, Cheju Symphony Orchestra (South Korea), US Army Orchestra (Washington DC), Harvard Pops (MA), Fort Collins (CO), Indian Hill (MA), the Vaasa Symphony Orchestra (Finland), Atlanta Philharmonic (GA), Cascade (WA), Greensboro (NC), Clemson (SC), LaGrange (GA), Minot (ND), Bellevue Philharmonic (WA), and Northeastern (MA) Symphony Orchestras. He also performs regularly with wind bands and brass bands that have included Soli Brass in Holland, Point of Ayr in Wales, the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland and wind bands from Singapore, Germany, Hong Kong, and the United States. Adam has also been guest soloist at festivals around the globe, including twice at the Mid- West Band and Orchestra Clinic (USA), the WASBE Convention (Singapore), Melbourne International Festival of Brass (Australia), Trombonanza (Argentina), Carlos Gomez Festival (Brazil), Jeju International Wind Festival (South Korea), Asia Pacific Band Directors Conference (South Korea), Westby Low Brass Workshop (Norway), Peru Low Brass Festival (Peru), Colombia Festubal (Colombia), Tubmania (Thailand), and Orquesta Latinoamericana de Vientos (Colombia) to name a few. His website, www.euphonium.com, contains sound files, performance schedules, photos from his world travels, and his recordings and publications. Adam Frey is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Guest Clinician

Dr. Adam Frey travels the globe sharing his talents as a performer and teacher. A native of

Atlanta, Georgia, Adam Frey received his musical training at the University of Georgia

(Bachelor’s degree in Euphonium and Tuba Performance), the Royal Northern College of

Music (Master’s), and the University of Salford (DMA). As a major ambassador of the

euphonium, Adam has more than one hundred and twenty works that have been composed

or specifically arranged for him. Most are published by Euphonium.com Publications or

Absolute Brass.com. Dr. Frey is Assistant Professor of Low Brass at the University of North

Georgia where he teaches trombone, euphonium, and tuba and directs the Brass Choir,

Trombone Choir, and Tuba Euphonium Ensemble.

For 13 years, he has hosted the International Euphonium Tuba (IET) Festival. This event

hosts 70+ students and teachers from around the globe in a week of playing, learning, and

inspiration. Participants range from high school students to graduate college students to

adult amateurs and occurs in late June in Atlanta.

Adam has soloed with orchestras the world over, including the world famous Boston Pops, Cheju

Symphony Orchestra (South Korea), US Army Orchestra (Washington DC), Harvard Pops

(MA), Fort Collins (CO), Indian Hill (MA), the Vaasa Symphony Orchestra (Finland), Atlanta

Philharmonic (GA), Cascade (WA), Greensboro (NC), Clemson (SC), LaGrange (GA), Minot

(ND), Bellevue Philharmonic (WA), and Northeastern (MA) Symphony Orchestras. He also

performs regularly with wind bands and brass bands that have included Soli Brass in Holland,

Point of Ayr in Wales, the National Youth Brass Band of Switzerland and wind bands from

Singapore, Germany, Hong Kong, and the United States.

Adam has also been guest soloist at festivals around the globe, including twice at the Mid-

West Band and Orchestra Clinic (USA), the WASBE Convention (Singapore), Melbourne

International Festival of Brass (Australia), Trombonanza (Argentina), Carlos Gomez

Festival (Brazil), Jeju International Wind Festival (South Korea), Asia Pacific Band Directors

Conference (South Korea), Westby Low Brass Workshop (Norway), Peru Low Brass

Festival (Peru), Colombia Festubal (Colombia), Tubmania (Thailand), and Orquesta

Latinoamericana de Vientos (Colombia) to name a few.

His website, www.euphonium.com, contains sound files, performance schedules, photos

from his world travels, and his recordings and publications.

Adam Frey is a Yamaha Performing Artist and Guest Clinician

Matt Hightower

Matt Hightower is Assistant Professor of Tuba/Euphonium at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Prior to teaching at TAMU-K, Hightower held positions at Murray State University and The University of Texas at Austin, respectively.  Some of Dr. Hightower’s accolades as an ensemble performer include appearances with the Bloomington Camerata Orchestra, the Columbus (IN) Symphony, the Evansville Philharmonic, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson Symphony (TN), the Victoria Symphony (TX), and David Baker’s 20th Century BeBop Band. He is a founding member of the Atlas tuba quartet and a member of the Corpus Christi Brass Quintet.   As a soloist, Dr. Hightower has been a semi-finalist and finalist forseveral International Tuba and Euphonium Conference competitions and was the 2013 silver medalist in the tuba artist division of the Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Festival Competition. Matt has presented clinics, masterclasses and recitals at high schools and universities across the United States.  In addition to performing, Dr. Hightower is an award winning composer. In 2010 Dr. Hightower was named the winner of the KMEA Intercollegiate Composition Contest. Recent performances of Dr. Hightower’s work include the premier of his “Concerto for Tuba” by Nimrod Ron, Principal Tuba of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the premier of "Slide Advantage" by the TAMUK Trombone Choir at the 2016 TMEA Convention in San Antonio, TX and an arrangement performed by the low brass section of the Brass Band of Battle Creek. As a composer for Fannin Musical Productions, Dr. Hightower composes and arranges music for high school bands across the country. 

Matt Hightower is Assistant Professor of Tuba/Euphonium at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Prior to teaching at TAMU-K, Hightower held positions at Murray State University and The University of Texas at Austin, respectively. 

Some of Dr. Hightower’s accolades as an ensemble performer include appearances with the Bloomington Camerata Orchestra, the Columbus (IN) Symphony, the Evansville Philharmonic, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Jackson Symphony (TN), the Victoria Symphony (TX), and David Baker’s 20th Century BeBop Band. He is a founding member of the Atlas tuba quartet and a member of the Corpus Christi Brass Quintet. 

 As a soloist, Dr. Hightower has been a semi-finalist and finalist forseveral International Tuba and Euphonium Conference competitions and was the 2013 silver medalist in the tuba artist division of the Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Festival Competition. Matt has presented clinics, masterclasses and recitals at high schools and universities across the United States. 

In addition to performing, Dr. Hightower is an award winning composer. In 2010 Dr. Hightower was named the winner of the KMEA Intercollegiate Composition Contest. Recent performances of Dr. Hightower’s work include the premier of his “Concerto for Tuba” by Nimrod Ron, Principal Tuba of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the premier of "Slide Advantage" by the TAMUK Trombone Choir at the 2016 TMEA Convention in San Antonio, TX and an arrangement performed by the low brass section of the Brass Band of Battle Creek. As a composer for Fannin Musical Productions, Dr. Hightower composes and arranges music for high school bands across the country. 

Mike Waddell 

Mike Waddell is Co-Founder and Director of Education at the Columbus Brass Academy(cbusbrass.com) in Columbus, OH.   In addition to his work as an educator, Mike is busy as both a euphoniumist and trombonist.  He is a member of ATLAS (atlas4tet.com), a professional Tuba-Euphonium Quartet made up of the next generation of tuba and euphonium soloists. He currently plays Solo Euphonium and is Assistant Conductor of the Central Ohio Brass Band. Mike is also the Solo Euphonium with the Dublin Silver Band. Prior to moving to Columbus, Mike played principle baritone with the Georgia Brass Band.  Also in demand as a clinician, recent engagements have included both solo and chamber masterclasses/performances at Capital University, The University of Akron, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Austin Peay State University, Murray State University, Western Kentucky University, and the University of Memphis. Upcoming engagements include a performance at the International Tuba - Euphonium Conference with ATLAS, and solo guest artist residency at the Burleson Tuba - Euphonium Project.  An active performer across all genres Mike can be heard on multiple recordings of the Keystone Wind Ensemble.  Mike’s trombone playing can be heard on the album Versatile Southern Rock and Roll from band Rye.  Successful as a competitor Mike was winner of both the Johnstown Symphony Young Artist Competition and Indiana University of PA's concerto contest in 2010.  He was also winner of Georgia State University's concerto competition in 2012.   Mike received his Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He received his Masters of Music in Euphonium Performance suma cum laude from Georgia State University.  Mike’s principal teachers have been Adam Frey, Zach Collins, Christian Dickinson, and Mark Mitchell.   He has also had additional lessons and participated in master classes from some of the greatest Low Brass musicians in the world including: Steven Mead, Demondrae Thurman, Oystein Baadsvik, Jim Nova, David Thornton, and more.

Mike Waddell is Co-Founder and Director of Education at the Columbus Brass Academy(cbusbrass.com) in Columbus, OH.   In addition to his work as an educator, Mike is busy as both a euphoniumist and trombonist.  He is a member of ATLAS (atlas4tet.com), a professional Tuba-Euphonium Quartet made up of the next generation of tuba and euphonium soloists. He currently plays Solo Euphonium and is Assistant Conductor of the Central Ohio Brass Band. Mike is also the Solo Euphonium with the Dublin Silver Band. Prior to moving to Columbus, Mike played principle baritone with the Georgia Brass Band. 

Also in demand as a clinician, recent engagements have included both solo and chamber masterclasses/performances at Capital University, The University of Akron, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Austin Peay State University, Murray State University, Western Kentucky University, and the University of Memphis. Upcoming engagements include a performance at the International Tuba - Euphonium Conference with ATLAS, and solo guest artist residency at the Burleson Tuba - Euphonium Project. 


An active performer across all genres Mike can be heard on multiple recordings of the Keystone Wind Ensemble.  Mike’s trombone playing can be heard on the album Versatile Southern Rock and Roll from band Rye.  Successful as a competitor Mike was winner of both the Johnstown Symphony Young Artist Competition and Indiana University of PA's concerto contest in 2010.  He was also winner of Georgia State University's concerto competition in 2012.  

Mike received his Bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  He received his Masters of Music in Euphonium Performance suma cum laude from Georgia State University.  Mike’s principal teachers have been Adam Frey, Zach Collins, Christian Dickinson, and Mark Mitchell.   He has also had additional lessons and participated in master classes from some of the greatest Low Brass musicians in the world including: Steven Mead, Demondrae Thurman, Oystein Baadsvik, Jim Nova, David Thornton, and more.