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2018 Texas Tuba/Euph Camp Faculty




















June 11,12,13, 2018

Denton Guyer High School | Denton, Texas

Space is limited!


$220 Registration Fee

Includes Meals and a Camp T-Shirt

Tim Buzbee, tuba 

Tim Buzbee "is a fine musician who can make his tuba varously sing like a violin and bark like an 

angered dog, and touch all those bases in between. His sense of phrasing is as astonishing as his 

sense of his instrument's tone coloring" raved Fanfare Magazine about Tim's debut solo cd, 

BUZZED. In 2011, Tim joined the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as principal tuba. Besides the 

Melbourne Symphony Tim has held the same position with many orchestras including Iceland 

Symphony, Malmo Symphony, Galve Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Civic Orchestra of 

Chicago, and the Acapulco Philharmonic. Tim has won jobs in 8 different countries! Buzbee has 

been invited to perform as guest tubist with many other orchestras including the Chicago 

Symphony, Danish Radio Orchestra, Swedish Radio Orchestra, Sydney Symphony, Hong Kong 

Philharmonic, Western Australia Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, Malaysia 

Philharmonic and the Helsingborg Symphony among others.


As a soloist he has performed concerts and masterclasses around the world including the most 

prestigious universities and conservatories. Currently Tim has three solo cds on the Albany 

Record label including “Raw Emotions”, consisting of 4 concertos from North America with the 

Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Buzbee also recorded a cd entitled Eruptions, consisting of standard 

excerpts for low brass section for the Albany Record label. He has been soloist with the Melbourne 

Symphony, Iceland Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Acapulco Symphony, Marshall Symphony, 

and the "Pershing Own" Army Band in Washington D.C. Buzbee recently was asked to be a 

featured artist at the Texas Music Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas. Buzbee was also 

recently featured on the front cover of the International Tuba Euphonium Association Journal, and 

has been featured in several other magazines in the past. Tim is on faculty at Australia National 

Academy of Music and The University of Melbourne. 


Buzbee knows he would probably be flipping burgers if not for the help of teachers Ed Jones, 

Gene Pokorny, and Matt Good. Tim enjoys spending any free time with his wife Jessica, and their 

five kids, and the two family dogs which think they are children number 6 and 7!!!

Matt van Emmerik, euphonium

Born in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia in 1978, Dr. Matthew van Emmerik started playing at age 7.

He is the former principal euphonium player of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force in

London, United Kingdom and all Royal Australian Navy Bands.


He has held high profile and principal positions with the worlds leading bands and orchestras 

including: Black Dyke, Fodens, Leyland, Desford Colliery, Brighouse and Rastrick, Dalewool and 

Kew Band Melbourne, Tasmanian Symphony orchestra, Auckland Philharmonia, Melbourne 

Symphony, Sydney Symphony, West Australian Symphony Orchestras, Malaysian Philharmonic 

and the Oporto National orchestra in Portugal.


In 2007 he was awarded the coveted, Champion of Champions title at the National Brass Band 

Championships, Melbourne and in 2011 became only the second Australian in History to win the 

Open Euphonium championship at the New Zealand Brass Band Championships. He has 

competed at the Ern Keller International Soloist of the year competition 6 times. Matthew has won 

the Victorian Champion of Champions title four times. Matthew has adjudicated contests all across 

Australia, New Zealand, the USA and Europe.


Matthew has completed his PhD studies and graduatedas a Doctor of Music from the Sydney 

Conservatorium of Music and University of Sydney in 2011. Matthew recorded two commercially 

available CDs towards his PhD studies, the first titled ‘Neath Austral Skies and his second ‘Utaki – 

The Sacred Grove’ which is full of new repertoire, features the euphonium with chamber brass, 

piano and The Flinders String Quartet from Melbourne.


Matthew took over as the Musical Director of Box Hill City Brass in 2013 and led them to their most 

successful year to date. 2014 and 2015 proved to be incredibly exciting years with the release of 

the bands inaugural CD '125 Years - The Box Hill City Band' and new concert and contest success 

locally and throughout Australia and promotion to the coveted A grade (championship) section. 

Matthew is proud to be an Adams Custom Brass Artist and Clinician and an endorsee of Reunion 

Blues gig bags. Matthew uses his own VAN EMMERIK signature mouthpiece range when 



To keep up with Matthew’s activities feel free to follow him at his website:

Jeff Baker, tuba

Jeff Baker is the Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Dr. Baker received music degrees from the University of Oklahoma (BM) and the University of North Texas (MM and DMA). He was a graduate teaching fellow at the University of North Texas and has also taught applied low brass instruction at Cameron University in Lawton, Oklahoma.  In addition to his experience as a university educator, Dr. Baker maintained a healthy studio of young aspiring musicians in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex for over ten years.

Dr. Baker is the Principal Tuba/Cimbasso for the Dallas Opera Orchestra.  As a freelance musician on tuba, bass trombone, and cimbasso, he has performed with numerous ensembles throughout the southwest including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Winds (formerly the Dallas Wind Symphony), the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, the Allen Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, and the Wichita Grand Opera.  Dr. Baker has also been a part of over fifteen recording projects on the EPR, Klavier, Mark, and Naxos labels. He has performed as a featured soloist with the US Army Band and as a concerto competition winner with the University of North Texas Symphonic Band. 


Dr. Baker is the conductor and coordinator for the annual Tuba Christmas celebration held in downtown Commerce and is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association, the International Tuba and Euphonium Association, the International Trombone Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.  Dr. Baker is a Buffet Artist/Clinician.


Donald Palmire, euphonium


Donald Palmire has been an active euphonium soloist, clinician and educator for more than three decades. He began his career as a euphoniumist with The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Band at Parris Island, SC in 1980. While at Parris Island, he was a regularly featured soloist.


Don served as euphoniumist with The United States Marine Band (“The President’s Own”) from 1987-1991. He was a euphoniumist and soloist with The Dallas Wind Symphony from 1992-1994.


He joined The United States Army Band in 1994 and recently retired as Principal Euphonium in the Concert Band and Chairman of The United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop.


He is currently a member of The Dominion Brass and has performed with The Virginia Grand Military Band, The Maryland Symphony, The Harrisburg Symphony and The Sarasota Orchestra. Don has been a guest soloist and clinician with high school, college and community bands. He has been a regular clinician for the Music For All National Concert Band Festival and Summer Symposium. His debut solo CD, “Amber and Musk”, was released in 2014.


Don is an Adams Artist and Clinician.

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