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Wind Instruments

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Welcome to the Northwestern State University Euphonium-Tuba Studio!

About us
The NSU Euphonium-Tuba studio is composed of two full-time faculty members and approximately 15-20 talented undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Masahito Kuroda teaches euphonium and tuba students, and Dr. J. Mark Thompson teaches trombone and tuba students. In addition to weekly private lessons, students are actively involved in various performing ensembles such as the NSU Euphonium-Tuba Ensemble, NSU Marching Band, NSU Concert Bands, and NSU Jazz Ensemble, as well as weekly studio classes that cover the various topics on euphonium/tuba playing, teaching, and repertoire in masterclass format.

The studio alumni include regional and national award winners of the Music Teachers National Association Competitions, semi-finalist of Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Competition, university instructors, and highly successful school band directors.

For further information about euphonium and tuba study at NSU, please contact euphonium/tuba instructor, Dr. Masahito Kuroda at: kurodam@nsula.edu or (318) 357-6305. For general information about the music studies at NSU, visit our website at http://capa.nsula.edu/music/.

Scholarships
Students are eligible to receive scholarships through participation in music ensembles, regardless of their academic major. Scholarship awards vary and are determined by audition, high school achievements, academic scores, and financial need.

For further information on scholarships, click here.

Listen to Euphonium-Tuba studio performances!

Excerpt from Euphonium Concerto, 1st movement (V. Cosma)
(Dr. Masahito Kuroda, euphonium, Mrs. Elena Kuroda, piano)

Excerpt from Trio, op. 82 No. 6, Finale (A. Reicha)
(Dr. Masahito Kuroda, Dr. J. Mark Thompson, Tracy Bedgood, Tuba)

Excerpt from Quartet for Low Brass (S. Bulla)
(NSU Euphonium-Tuba Ensemble, Dr. Masahito Kuroda, Director)

Excerpt from Sarborough Fair (traditional)
(NSU Euphonium-Tuba Ensemble, Dr. Masahito Kuroda, Director)

Excerpt from Joshua fought the Battle of Jericho (L. Niehaus)
(NSU Euphonium-Tuba Ensemble, Dr. Masahito Kuroda, Director)

Faculty
Dr. Masahito Kuroda – Instructor of Euphonium, Tuba, Sound Recording, and Music Technology
Dr. J. Mark Thompson – Professor of Low Brass (Trombone & Tuba)

Contact us
For further information about euphonium and tuba study at NSU, please contact euphonium/tuba instructor, Dr. Masahito Kuroda at: kurodam@nsula.edu or (318) 357-6305. For general information about the music studies at NSU, visit our website at http://capa.nsula.edu/music/.

Welcome to the Northwestern State University Flute Studio!

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The Northwestern State University Flute Studio is comprised of the flute students of Dr. Dennette McDermott, Professor of Flute. These students, most of whom are Music Majors and Minors, help make up the flute sections within the three NSU Concert Bands, the Natchitoches-Northwestern Symphony Orchestra, and the “Spirit of Northwestern” Marching Band. The Flute Studio is active in performances throughout the school year including the annual NSU Flute Masterclass. Whether it is ensemble concerts or personal recitals, these students are actively performing for the Natchitoches community. For more information contact Dr. Dennette McDermott.

Audition Information
Students who desire to become a flute major at Northwestern State must audition for Dr. McDermott prior to admittance. This audition will also determine scholarship awards. For more detailed information on the available scholarships and service awards, refer to the School of Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) website.

Undergraduate Audition Materials
Major Scales
Etude and/or Solo Excerpt that demonstrates lyrical and technical abilities
Graduate Audition Materials:
Major and Minor Scales
20-30 minutes of Classical repertoire that showcases contrasting styles and abilities