Dr. Deanna Swoboda is Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ. Deanna has enjoyed a vibrant career as a performer, educator, and entrepreneur. As a performer she played tuba with the internationally recognized Dallas Brass and performed hundreds of solo recitals throughout the United States and Europe, including solos and presentations with the United States Army String Orchestra, the Deutsches Tubaforum, the National Conservatory of Madrid, the Porto Portugal Higher School for the Arts Conservatory and St. Petersburg Conservatory. Prior to her appointment at Arizona State University, she served on the faculty at Western Michigan University.
Deanna Swoboda is the creator and performer of a band recruitment presentation and DVD called Band Blast Off. She has performed hundreds of concerts and presentations around the US, supporting and enhancing public school music programs. As an international clinician, solo performer, and advocate for music education, Dr. Swoboda has presented and performed at prestigious conferences and meetings such as the International Tuba-Euphonium Conferences (ITEC s), United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conferences, numerous national and regional Music Educator Conventions including Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, Texas Music Educator Association, Arizona Music Educator Association, Minnesota Music Educators, Oklahoma Music Educators, Maine Music Educators, Kansas Band Masters, as well as the International Women s Brass Conference. In addition, she has been featured as a guest on the CBS Early Morning Show with the Dallas Brass and National Public Radio.
Deanna has also performed with groups such as the Denver Brass, the Monarch Brass, Cedar Rapids Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony and Grand Rapids Symphony. She served as Director of Education for the Denver Brass and also taught at University of Idaho, University of Nevada Las Vegas, and University of Northern Iowa.
Dr. Swoboda 's recordings include, Deanna 's Wonderland (Summit), Shamanic Journey (Potenza), Games for Brass (Summit), Table for Three (Summit) and Fanfare and Flourish (Potenza). She is a Past President for the International Tuba Euphonium Association, has served as a board member for the International Leonard Falcone Festival, and is an Eastman tuba artist.
What They Play
This 34" tall CC tuba is wonderfully in tune and is a very easy and comfortable horn to play. Whether
in an orchestral setting, a community band, a church ensemble, a quintet, or solo work – this tuba
works well. The model 632 employs the following features:
- Key of CC
- Full-size tuba with 19 3/4" bell
- Yellow brass construction with nickel-silver leadpipe and tuning slides
- Four stainless steel pistons through a .687" bore
- Front-action valve assembly
- Right thumb-operated 5th rotor valve (a flat whole step), through a .770” bore
- Short slide tubes designed to give more sealing area at these detachable points
- Exquisitely finished in a clear lacquer
- Available as EBC632S
- Silver-plated finish
- Available as EBC632S