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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

TUBA & EUPHONIUM STUDIO

 
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Nationally recognized with a distinct tradition of developing leaders in a variety of musical fields, the Florida State University Tuba & Euphonium Studio is nestled within one of the most comprehensive College of Music programs in the country. Through individualized instruction, healthy competition, and an enthusiastic

esprit-de-corps, every student in the studio is encouraged to make the most of their musical potential.

Under the direction of Dr. Justin Benavidez, the studio is comprised of students majoring in music performance, music education, music therapy, and music theory, totaling 26 undergraduate and graduate students from across the United States. All students participate in a tuba/euphonium chamber ensemble and attend weekly studio classes that cover a range of performance and pedagogical topics. 

The studio maintains an active performance schedule on and off campus. Studio ensembles have been invited for performances at the 2018 and 2020 Southeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conferences, the 2019 United States Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop, and the 2019 International Tuba Euphonium Conference. 

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STUDENT SUCCESS

Our students consistently distinguish themselves through numerous accomplishments and awards, including success in the International Tuba Euphonium Association and Leonard Falcone Festival solo competitions, fellowships to summer music festivals, assistantships for graduate studies, and professional placement beyond Florida State University. 

Click on the images below for more information on our current and former students.

AJ Arcia (BME 2019)
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Saul Benitez (MA 2019)
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Anthony Borda (BM 2023)
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Harrison Brown (BM 2020)
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Elyse Frezza (BME 2018)
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Ramón Garavito, Jr. (DMA 2023)
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Ian Graves (MM 2020)
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Turner Gray (BA 2020)
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Colby Hollingsworth (BME 2018)
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Chris Martin (BM 2018)
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Sheldon Martin (BME 2019)
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Ryan Masotti (BA 2020)
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Stephen Mayo (BME 2019)
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Ian McCollum (DM 2019)
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Jesse McConnell (DM 2020)
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Daniel Mentzer (BM 2021)
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Spencer Oyster (BME 2020)
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Jonathan Sims (BM 2019)
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Brandon Smith (DM 2021)
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Justin Snively (BME 2020)
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Ryan Sorenson (DM 2022)
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Lina Tabak (BM 2019)
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Austin Thornton (BME 2023)
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Brantley West (BME 2020)
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Jonah Zimmerman (MM 2021)
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FACILITIES

The Florida State University College of Music performance facilities are state-of-the-art and provide the perfect venue for student rehearsals, recitals, and concerts.  The College of Music occupies five buildings on the FSU campus, one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country.

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Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Westcott Rehearsal Hall
Opperman Music Hall
Sellers Amphitheater
Lindsay Recital Hall
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Admission to the FSU College of Music and the Tuba & Euphonium Studio is very competitive. Applied study with a private teacher in preparation for your audition is strongly recommended. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Benavidez using the contact form below. 

 
 
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