Brett Blackstone

Euphonium

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Brett Blackstone graduated with honors from Texas Tech University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. During his time at TTU he studied privately with Dr. Kevin Wass on euphonium and James Decker on trombone. Additionally, Mr. Blackstone studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with world-renowned euphonium soloist David Childs.

As a performer, Brett Blackstone has competed in multiple national and international euphonium competitions including the Falcone Festival, the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference Competition, and the Music Teacher’s National Association Young Artist Competition. He also performed as a soloist with the Texas Tech Symphonic Wind Ensemble after winning the Texas Tech concerto competition in 2010. He has served as both the solo trombone and solo euphonium of the Austin Brass Band, played with the Cedar Park Winds, and he is an original member of the Austin Brass Collective.

Mr. Blackstone loves teaching and maintains a studio of approximately 75 private euphonium students. In the past ten years, he has served on the private lesson faculty of at least fifteen different schools in the greater Austin area and has given lessons to more than 400 individual students. His students have been very successful in the TMEA audition process with students consistently earning spots in the 6A All-State bands. Blackstone's students have also won several international solo competitions including both the Falcone Festival and International Tuba Euphonium Conference. Blackstone is also the co-director of Teupha Camp, one of the largest tuba/euphonium camps in the country.

Mr. Blackstone currently resides in Georgetown, Texas with his wife Amanda.