Blake Birmingham

Masters Degree, Euphonium Performance

Hometown:  Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

High School:  Broken Arrow Senior High School

Awards and Honors:

     -Semi-finalist, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Artist Competition, 2015

     -Finalist, UNT Concerto Competition, 2013

     -2nd Place, Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Student Competition, 2011

     -3rd Place, South Central Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Student Solo Competition, 2011

     -1st Place, Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference Student Euphonium Solo Competition, 2011

     -1st Chair, Oklahoma All-State Band, 2009 and 2010

     -Winner of Brass Division in Oklahoma Music Olympics

     -Member of BOA Honor Band of America, 2009 and 2010

      -Finalist in Glenn Miller Instrumental Scholarship Competition

Goals: To be a great musician and a great person.

Hobbies and Interests: Composing, Performing, and Practicing Music. Playing Poker, Fitness and Health, Science and Space.

Favorite quote: "Life isn't about how hard you can hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving foward." - Rocky Balboa

Favorite color: Red

Favorite non-euphonium-related artist/band/etc.: James Newton Howard, Krzysztof Penderecki, Juicy J, Notorious B.I.G.

Favorite euphonium solo: Euphonium Concerto, by Karl Jenkins