Posted by Ted Cox on April 13, 2002 at 09:06:44:
In Reply to: Brian Bowman posted by Hiram Diaz on April 12, 2002 at 20:23:00:
A couple of thoughts on this subject.
First. Brian Bowman is one of the finest human beings on this planet. Anyone who has ever met him or spent any time with him will tell you this.
It's true that his studio is quite large, 22 euphonium majors this year at U.N.T.. Brian teaches 16 of those majors plus he has a weekly master class and euphonium choir.
If you go to U.N.T., you may not study with him right away, but you will see him in other settings. Being surrounded by other great students is a wonderful thing. They can all teach you things that you may not realize at the time. I learned a lot from the other tuba students I was in school with.
Second. Brian is doing a wonderful thing for the big picture. He is the first full time tenure track euphonium teacher in the U.S.. Hopefully someday other institutions will follow. One of the reasons he took the job was to be able to teach more students than what he could a Duquesne. U.N.T. has a lot of students and a lot of ensembles for those euphonium students to play in. What Brian is doing and has done for the euphonium cannot be overstated.