David Zerkel, professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Georgia, will present a full recital as part of the University of Central Arkansas’s Tuba-Euphonium Spring Fling on April 12.

The concert, free and open to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

“We are delighted to bring the winner of the International Tuba and Euphonium Associations’ Teaching Award, David Zerkel, to our campus,” said Dr. Gail Robertson, assistant professor of Tuba and Euphonium/Jazz at UCA.

Other events during the Tuba-Euphonium Spring Fling include a lecture on careers and music on April 11 at 2 p.m. in Snow Fine Arts Hall 120; and a Zerkel masterclass on April 13 at 2 p.m. in Snow Fine Arts 107. These events are for tuba and euphonium students.

“Professor Zerkel is very highly sought-after as a teacher and tubist, and we look forward to this collaboration,” Robertson said, adding that the UCA Student Government Association helped fund the event.

During Zerkel’s recital on April 12, he will be accompanied on piano by Dr. John Krebs, associate professor of music and chair of the humanities area at Hendrix College.

Zerkel and Robertson are members of America’s most famous British brass band, The Brass Band of Battle Creek.

“Dave Zerkel is a master tubist/teacher, you will not want to miss it,” Robertson said.

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