Kevin Stees, tuba

Sun, Sep 9 @ 2 pm

RECITAL HALL

Kevin Stees, tuba

Sun, Sep 9 @ 2 pm

RECITAL HALL


PHOTO BY DIANE ELLIOTT

Kevin Stees leads an active career as a soloist, chamber musician, conductor and music educator. He has been a finalist in several solo competitions and was a prizewinner in the Second International Brass Congress Tuba Solo Competition. Stees has presented solo and chamber music performances at numerous universities, conferences, music festivals and workshops. He has performed with a number of orchestras including the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Canadian Chamber Orchestra and the Calgary Philharmonic, and was a member of the Southwest Brass Quintet and the Skyline Brass.

Stees currently serves as professor of tuba and euphonium at James Madison University. He performs with the Madison Brass (quintet-in-residence at JMU), the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Orchestra and the Wintergreen Music Festival Orchestra. In addition to performances on tuba, he is active as the conductor of the award-winning Massanutten Brass Band and the internationally recognized JMU Brass Band. Stees holds music degrees from University of Illinois and Arizona State University.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • Belgium-based vocal group Vox Luminis will perform J.S. Bach's motets in a "heart-meltingly beautiful performance."



  • The Grammy and Emmy-winning Soweto Gospel Choir will sing, dance and drum to deliver a tour-de-force performance!



  • Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences on Tour presents Me...Jane, a musical based on the true story of chimpanzee expert Dr. Jane Goodall



  • Staunton dance devotee Pamela McCray wins 2018 Circle of Excellence Award


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