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Gail Robertson (B.A. in Music, 1987)

Gail RobertsonGail Robertson earned her B.A. degree from the University of Central Florida and a M.M. in Euphonium Performance from Indiana University while serving as graduate assistant to Harvey Phillips. She postponed her doctoral studies at the University of Maryland with Dr. Brian Bowman to perform with the “Tubafours” at Walt Disney World, Orlando where she served as musical supervisor/chief arranger and produced a highly acclaimed CD, “Tubas Under the Boardwalk.” She has recently completed her DMA as a University Distinguished Fellow at Michigan State University studying with Phil Sinder, Ava Ordman, and Ricardo Lorenz. She has taught on the faculties of the University of Central Florida, Bethune-Cookman University, the University of Florida, Valencia, and Seminole Community Colleges and remains active as a teacher, adjudicator, composer, arranger and free-lance artist, both nationally and internationally.

Robertson currently serves as part-time Lecturer-Artist/Teacher of Tuba/Euphonium at Eastern Michigan University. She is also the Chair of the International Tuba and Euphonium Press Committee, and serving on the Board of Directors of the Leonard Falcone Tuba and Euphonium Festival, the International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA), and the International Women’s Brass Conference (IWBC). She has served as President of the IWBC and as a conference host in 2010 and 2006. She has also served as Euphonium and Membership Coordinator of the International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA) and was the featured artist on the cover of the International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal (Volume 38, Number 1, Fall 2010). In addition, she has served as President, Vice President and Personnel Manager of the Brass Band of Central Florida.

In May 2009, Gail recorded a new CD with Dr. Stacy Baker, Alex Thio, and Dr. Deb Eastwood, called “SymbiosisDuo.” Several of the works recorded by the duo were newly commissioned works written especially for the duo. Composers include: Christopher Marshall, Brian Balmages, Chris Sharp, Kimberly Archer, T.O. Sterrett, and Phillip Bimstein. SYMBIOSISDUO will record a second CD in the summer of 2014. In 2007, Gail received Tau Beta Sigma’s highest honor, the “Outstanding Service to Music Award.” She has also been a clinician for the MIDWEST Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago.

Robertson has toured the U.S., Europe, China, and Japan with Keith Brion’s “New Sousa Band," the Brass Band of Battle Creek, the Athena Brass Band, and the Brass Band of Central Florida. She has also performed with the Orlando based “Horns and Pipes” Brass and Percussion Ensemble, as well as the River City Brass Band, Jack Daniel's Silver Cornet Band, Euphoniums Unlimited, Symphonia, and SYMBIOSISDUO. Her published works and arrangements are available through GAR MUSIC, Euphonium.com, and Tuba-Euphonium Press. As a Willson Euphonium Artist, Robertson’s euphonium of choice is a Willson 2950TA with a Warburton/Gail Robertson mouthpiece.

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