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About Clay Garrett

As a soloist, Clay Garrett has won First Prize at the Leonard Falcone International Tuba Competition and has been named a finalist or semi-finalist for several other competitions including the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference Competition, the Lieksa Brass Week Competition, the Intermusica Competition, and the International Markneukirchen Competition. Twice, he has been chosen as a semi-finalist for the prestigious Concert Artist Guild’s Victor Elmaleh Competition in New York City, which is open to soloists and chamber ensembles of any instrumentation. Other notable solo appearances include performances at the United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop in Washington, D.C., and at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, Texas.

Originally from Tyler, Texas, Clay continues to perform with orchestras and bands throughout East, North, and Central Texas, as well as parts of Louisiana. He also stays active as a chamber musician and is a founding member of Bishop Arts Brass, based in Dallas.

Clay is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin where he has served as the teaching assistant for the tuba and euphonium studio. Previously, he taught at Tarleton State University and McLennan Community College, as well as the University of North Texas as a Teaching Fellow. Clay’s teachers include Charles Villarrubia, Don Little, Kent Eshelman, David Graves, Danny Vinson, Mark Wolfe, and Heather Mensch.


Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Arr. Clay Garrett . . . Selections from Die Winterreise


Der Leiermann

Trygve Madsen (1940-) .... Sonata for Tuba and Piano, Op. 34

I. Andante sostenuto

II. Allegro energico

III. Allegro moderato