About the Tuba/Euphonium Studio
The Southern Miss tuba-euphonium studio is under the leadership of Dr. Richard Perry. It averages sixteen to twenty students per year and includes talented players from across the Southeast, as well as other regions of the United States. The current roster includes students from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Oregon, and Texas. The studio emphasizes the highest standards of performance, and the development of the total musicianship of the player.
Tuba/euphonium students are active performers both on and off campus. A number of student recitals are given each year. Southern Miss is also an active host of guest artists. Among those who have performed here recently are Neal Corwell, Mike Dunn, Jason Hamm, Lee Harrelson, Adam Frey, Joe Murphy, John Stevens, Kelly Thomas, Demondrae Thurman, Kenyon Wilson, David Zerkel, the British quartet Tubalaté, the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, and the Modern Jazz Tuba Project. USM was also the host for the 1997 Southeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference.
Students in the studio have won numerous awards, including state, national and international competitions. Alumni of the Southern Miss tuba/euphonium studio are active as performers and teachers at all levels throughout the United States and internationally.