About the author: Dr. Geoffrey Whitehead is Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Wingate University, North Carolina. He completed the Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University, studying with Daniel Parantoni and Harvey Phillips.2003 0-7734-6750-5
This study begins with a brief history of the tuba, focusing on its development from its instrumental precursors, as well as the development of solo and ensemble literature for the tuba. The second chapter contains an in-depth study of pedagogical techniques and materials required for the implementation of a college level tuba program. It contains essential technical information such as tone production articulation concepts, etc., as well as essential administrative information such as grading procedures, equipment choices, etc. The final section contains annotated tuba literature lists, divided into solo, orchestral, band, and etude works, and a listing of solo tuba recordings.