Applied Music Studies, Euphonium - Tuba
John R. Jones Jr. is presently assistant professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Louisville School of Music, where he teaches applied tuba and euphonium, directs the UofL Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, and teaches courses in brass methodology / pedagogy and orchestral literature for brass instrumentalist. Mr. Jones holds degrees from East Carolina University, the University of Illinois and is finishing the D.M.A. a the Ohio State University. His principal teachers have been David Lewis, Daniel Perantoni, Fritz Kaenzig and Robert LeBlanc. Prior to this appointment, he taught tuba and euphonium at Ball State University. While at Ball State, Mr. Jones was principal tubist with the Muncie, Marion, and Richmond Symphony Orchestras. He still performs as principal tubist with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and is a founding member of the Indiana Brass Quintet and the Symphonic Arts Brass Quintet. He has also performed with the Louisville, Indianapolis, Columbus (OH), and Evansville Symphony Orchestras. He serves as associate conductor of the Commonwealth Brass Band (Louisville, KY) co-conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Floyd County Youth Orchestra (New Albany, IN) and co-director of the UNCF / The College Fund Benefit Orchestra (Louisville, KY). Mr. Jones has been active as a soloist, adjudicator, conductor and clinician throughout the United States.