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About Raul Rodriguez

Appointed in 1995, RAÚL I. RODRÍGUEZ is Associate Professor of Music at Texas State University teaching applied tuba and euphonium and working with chamber music ensembles. Since 2001 he has performed as principal tuba with the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra in Colorado and has performed with the symphony orchestras of Austin, San Antonio, Santa Fe, Ft. Worth and the Victoria Bach Festival, in addition to serving as principal tuba with the symphonies of Garland and Las Colinas from 1992-95. Other performance credits are quite diverse having performed with a variety of chamber ensembles, rodeo bands, polka bands and many brass quintets including the SouthWest BrassWorks, Breckenridge Brass plus the tubajazz combo TubaTzars. His first book, Low Blows for Tuba, released in April 2015, is published by and available Balquhidder Music. As director of the Texas State Tuba Euphonium Ensemble he has been instrumental in premiering new works, showcasing hidden gems and presenting standard works at various conferences including the 2005 Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, the 2006 International Tuba Euphonium Conference, the 2006 Texas Music Educators Association Convention, the 2007 South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, the 2008 International Tuba Euphonium Conference, the 2011 South Central Tuba Euphonium Conference, and the 2014 Texas Music Educators Association Convention and 2014 International Tuba Euphonium Conference. He still continues his involvement in youth education by dedicating time to presenting clinics and master classes in the public schools. In the summer of 2002 Mr. Rodríguez was appointed principal tuba of the Texas Philharmonic to record the soundtrack for the musical score Spy Kids 2:  Island of Lost Dreams.


Low Blows for Tuba . . . Raul I. Rodriguez