Blake Birmingham is an American euphoniumist, Composer, and Educator. He attended and graduated with a degree in Euphonium Performance from the University of North Texas where he studied under Dr. Brian Bowam, and had additional studies with Patrick Nyren. Whilehe was at North Texas, Blake performed with the North Texas Wind Symphony, North Texas Symphony Orchestra, and the North Texas Symphonic Band. Blake has also had a wide variety of success and experience in competitions. Most notably, Blake was awarded 1st prize in the 2018 Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Artist Competition.
Blake performs regularly as a member of the Lone Star Wind Orchestra, as a featured guest soloist, and as a teacher/clinician. A few highlights include guest artist appearances at Stephen F. Austin St. University, Missouri St. University, The Litha Symphony Orchestra, OkMEA, Musical for All National Concert Band Festival, and the United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop. He currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Low Brass at East Central University in Ada Oklahoma, and is finishing a Masters Degree in Euphonium Performance as a Graduate Teaching Fellow under the mentorship of world renown euphonium virtuoso, David Childs. Blake currently resides in the Dallas Fort/Worth metroplex, where he is in high demand as a guest artist and teacher.
Blake is the director of the North Texas Low Brass Camp, and is proud to be a Besson Artist, as well as a Brass.Lab MOMO Artist. Blake plays on the Besson Prestige 2052 euphonium, and MP-M2 MOMO mouthpiece.