Indiana University Hires First Euphonium Professor


On September 21, 2017, the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music announced that Demondrae Thurman will become the new (and first) Professor of Music in Euphonium starting August 1, 2018.

Thurman, currently a professor at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, is an international soloist, performer, conductor, and teacher. In addition to teaching at Samford, Thurman is a member of the Brass Band of Battle Creek and the Sotto Voce Quartet. His playing on the euphonium has also allowed him to perform with some of the country’s great ensembles such as the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. While teaching in Indiana, Thurman will still continue directing the low brass studio at Samford University.

Click here to see Indiana’s press release.

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Jeremy Smith is a trombonist, brass teacher, and blogger. He studied music performance at both Grace College and Carnegie Mellon University, and currently is the bass trombonist for Orchestra Iowa and the Huntington Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, Jeremy started Last Row Music as an online resource of job postings and artist links for brass musicians around the world. When he is not performing or blogging, Jeremy is giving brass lessons to students throughout the country from his home in Centerburg, Ohio.