Univ. of Miami

Renowned tuba artist Sam Pilafian, B.M. ’72, joined the Frost School of Music faculty at the start of the 2012-2013 academic year. Pilafian was named Distinguished Alumnus of the University of Miami Frost School of Music in 1996 and is perhaps best known as a founding member of the internationally renowned Empire Brass Quintet. Versatile in both classical and jazz realms, Pilafian has recorded and performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, Lionel Hampton, and Pink Floyd.  As a solo jazz artist, Pilafian has recorded fifteen CDs.  He is also a member of the large brass ensemble Summit Brass.  He is an arranger, composer and recording producer and is the coauthor of the best selling pedagogy texts “Breathing Gym” and “Brass Gym.” Sam Pilafian was formerly professor of music in the ASU Herberger College School of Music, having previously served for 20 years on the faculties of Boston University and their summer Tanglewood Institute. As a past president and chairman of the board of the International Tuba Euphonium Association, Pilafian now serves on its board of directors.


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Tyrell's famous etudes and studies are presented here for tuba. These...
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Basics Plus is the only method book that Steven Mead travels with. His daily...
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This fantastic resource from world-famous cornet soloist, David Hickman,...
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Five years of preparation have produced a timeless volume that is now the...
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The Arban Complete Method for Tuba—334 pages in length—is the...
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Snedecor's 'Low Etudes for Tuba' is standard repertoire for tuba...
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  "The Bordogni vocalises are definitive. Legato technique, musical...
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Advanced etudes, scales and arpeggios in all major, and all minor keys....
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Kopprasch's famous 60 Etudes have been set by Dr. Jerry Young. This...
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128 pages of the best technical exercises for any brass musician! solo parts...
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The Brass Gym: A Comprehensive Daily Routine for Brass Players by Patrick...
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The Brass Gym: A Comprehensive Daily Routine for Brass Players by Patrick...
$39.95