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Eastman Tuba Euphonium Academy

The Eastman Tuba Euphonium Academy at Oklahoma State University gives you the chance to study with the best artists in the world. Lessons, masterclasses, performances, and networking opportunities combine to make this a life changing experience. All participants must be at least 18 years of age.


2024 Artist Roster

Dr. Brian Bowman: Regents Professor Emeritus, University of North Texas

Hiram Diaz: Assistant Principal Euphonium, The President's Own

Dr. Ryan Robinson:  Associate Professor, Oklahoma State University

Cristina Cutts Dougherty: Principal Tuba, Phoenix Symphony

Chris Olka: Principal Tuba, Cincinnati Symphony

Daniel Ridder: Principal Tuba, Musikkorps der Bundeswehr Siegburg

Participation Options

The 2024 Academy will host 36 participants on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater, OK. The spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.



The Eastman Tuba Euphonium Academy will be held from July 24 - 27, 2024. Participants should plan to arrive in Stillwater by July 23. Instruction will start the morning of July 24. Participants schedules include:

  • Private Lesson (2 included for each participant)
  • Daily Warm-Up/Routine Sessions (4 total)
  • Daily Masterclasses (4 total, Opportunities for Participation)
  • A Series of Panel Discussions and Q&A Sessions
  • Various Evening Hangouts with Other Participants and Artists (Networking)



  • Academy Tuition: $550
  • On-Campus Housing (Optional): $200


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