Adam Frey is a phenomenal euphonium player and runs the International Euphonium Tuba Conference every year in Atlanta. Lance and I have known Adam for a very long time, especially Lance, so we had a good time with this one.
From the show notes:
Adam Frey has had a great career as a soloist, publisher, teacher and major proponent of the euphonium and has endured Lance's hump-busting for over twenty years.
He is also the mastermind behind both the fantastic International Euphonium-Tuba (IET) Festival and euphonium.com. He currently teaches at the University of North Georgia.
In this fun and lively conversation, we cover:
- Euphonium jokes
- How Adam and Lance met in the Brass Band of Battle Creek
- Tales of the Badger (dearly departed mega friend, Chris Matten)
- Meeting James Gourlay
- Teaching at the University of North Georgia
- Playing in Macau
- IET Festival, 15th anniversary in the summer of 2018
- How he started the festival and how it is organized
- The importance of good coffee when running a festival
- Being an ambassador of the euphonium and the Ambassador of Euphonium
- Fernando Deddos, David Childs, and other influential current players
- Creating opportunities and the importance of collaboration
- Working with Patricio Cosentino, Scott Hartman, and Jeff Nelsen
- Having good ideas vs. having good ideas and acting on them
- Starting and running euphonium.com
You can check out the complete show notes including all of the links mentioned during this episode over at Pedal Note Media.