Montclair State University
From a Carnegie Hall debut and winning the International Tuba Euphonium Conference's Artist Euphonium Award as just a teenager, to recently being named Outstanding Soloist in Perth, Scotland as a trombonist and winning numerous solo awards all over North America playing baritone horn and euphonium, Will Hess has dazzled audiences around the world and has been praised for displaying, "remarkable confidence, accuracy and musical expression across the entire range of the instrument," (ITEA Journal) and for putting on, "a corker of virtuosity." (4BarsRest)
As a soloist and performer, Will has been a frequent Guest Artist at International Tuba Euphonium Conferences, has been a featured soloist with several University Orchestra and Wind Ensembles, the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Concert Band, the Atlantic City Brass Band, and was a founding member and soloist with the Fountain City Brass Band. Will has also played with the Dayton Philharmonic, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and currently plays euphonium with the award-winning Twisted Steel Tuba Euphonium Quartet.
Will has studied euphonium and trombone at the University of Southern Mississippi, the University of Missouri-Kansas City's Conservatory of Music, and the University of Cincinnati's Conservatory of Music. As an educator, Hess has taught low brass for over a decade and is currently Montclair State University's Euphonium Instructor, where he teaches Performance Practicum, Private Lessons, and is the Director of Montclair State's Tuba Euphonium Ensemble.
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