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Lecture-Concert Series presents
Demondrae Thurman March 16
trombone performer Demondrae Thurman will perform in the fourteenth
event of Arkansas State University’s Lecture-Concert Series. He will
present “Demondrae Thurman on Euphonium and Tuba” on Tuesday, March 16,
at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive,
Jonesboro. Thurman, a native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., studied euphonium,
trombone, and conducting at the University of Alabama and the University
This performance is co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity at ASU, and
the event is free and open to the public.
the University of Alabama, he become the first undergraduate ever to
perform solo with the Alabama Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr.
with the same ensemble in 1995, Thurman also premiered Dr. Frederic
Goosen’s “Sinfonia Concertante.” During his time in Madison, he was a
soloist with the symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, and several high
school bands in the area. Thurman is a founding member of
Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet,
a tuba quartet that won both international tuba quartet competitions in
1998. They have also released three records through Summit records. In
Sotto Voce performed at the International Tuba/Euphonium Conference in
Budapest, Hungary. The quartet has also played for the U.S. Army Band
Conference in addition to touring at many different universities and
colleges in the country. Thurman has also performed works for solo
euphonium including “Soliloquies” by John Stevens and “Fantasy for
Euphonium and Orchestra” by Doug Bristol.
Thurman has performed with Motown recording artists such as The
Temptations, The Four Tops and The Supremes. He plays the first baritone
horn with Brass Band of Battle
Creek, as well as performing with the Mobile Symphony, the
Jacksonville Symphony, the Tuscaloosa Symphony, and the Hot Springs
A solo recording endeavor, “Soliloquies,” was released in 2005 on Summit
Records. Watch and listen to Thurman perform
Thurman is currently an associate professor of tuba and euphonium at the
University of Alabama, as well as chair of Brass at the university.
Prior to that teaching position at University of Alabama, he taught at
Alabama State University, the University of Montevallo, and Troy State
For more details, contact
Dr. Gil Fowler,
associate dean for the Honors College, at (870) 972-2308.The
Lecture-Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the cultural
life of the campus, community, and region.
--Molly Carpenter, senior public relations student intern, wrote,
designed, and distributed this release and posted it online.
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