George Palton currently serves as the Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. Along with his duties at Marshall George is very active teaching in the public schools and is on staff with the Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Band in Lexington, Kentucky. He holds degrees in Tuba Performance at the University of Kentucky (DMA, MM) and Music Education (BMME, BM) at Bowling Green State University. Previous teaching appointments include West Virginia State University, The University of Kentucky, and Transylvania University.
Dr. Palton has won first place in several solo competitions including the Susan Slaughter International Solo Tuba Competition (2010), the International Tuba Euphonium Conference Tuba Artist Competition (2006), the Bowling Green State University Competition in Music Performance (2002), the National Federation of Music Clubs Orchestral Brass Solo Competition (2001), along with second place at the Susan Slaughter International Solo Brass Competition (2010), and the Potomac Festival Tuba Virtuoso Competition (2006). He is sought after as a performer and clinician both regionally and throughout the country. George has premiered new compositions at the 2014 and 2008 International Tuba Euphonium Conferences and has also given solo performances at the 2015 Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop, 2013 North-East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, the 2011 South-East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, the 2007 Mid-West Regional and North-East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conferences, and the 2006 Phi Mu Alpha National Convention.
In addition to his performing and teaching activities, he is an active arranger and developer of pedagogical materials. He has published his research and arrangements through The Journal for the International Tuba Euphonium Association, Tuba-Euphonium Press, RM Williams Publishing Company, and Cimarron Music. Finally, his debut solo CD "Tuba in Motion” was released through Mark Records and features a variety of original recordings in numerous solo and chamber settings and he will appear on Ablaze Recordings Millennial Masters Volume #6 in early 2016.
Dr. Palton is a Buffet Group Tuba Artist and Clinician. He performs exclusively on B&S and Meinl-Weston tubas.
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