Tuba Christmas in Founders Memorial Library

NIU Tuba professor, Scott Tegge, and his studio of 14 tuba and euphonium players will be performing holiday music and speaking about the tuba and its history. Please join us for music and cookies during the 11 o’clock hour on Dec. 3.

TUBACHRISTMAS was conceived in 1974 by Harvey Phillips, American Tuba Player and Professor at Indian University Jacobs School of Music, as a tribute to his teacher and mentor William J. Bell, born on Christmas Day, 1902. Through the legendary William J. Bell, tuba players all over the world reflect on their heritage and honor all great artists/teachers whose legacies have given them high performance standards, well-structured pedagogy, professional integrity, personal values and a camaraderie envied by all other instrumentalists.

The first TUBACHRISTMAS was conducted by Paul Lavalle in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza Ice Rink on Sunday, December 22, 1974.

2019 is the 46th anniversary for TUBACHRISTMAS concerts and events, which are presented throughout the world.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Founders Memorial Library, Founders Memorial Gallery
217 Normal Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Concerts, Exhibits and Performances


Music and Concerts

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, General Public

Contact Name

Crystal Hill

Contact Email or Phone


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