Michael Parker is currently on the faculty at Marywood University (Scranton, PA), Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania (Bloomsburg, PA), and at the Peabody Preparatory of Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD). Michael Parker is a member of JAM- Joanna and Michael performing on cimbasso, tuba, and euphonium. Michael Parker has been the tuba player with the Monumental Brass Quintet in Washington, DC since 2002. As a member of the MBQ Michael Parker is on the artist rosters for: Summit Records, the Washington Performing Arts Society, and Living Arts Pennsylvania. Michael has performed and toured with various orchestras and chamber groups across the United States including the Washington National Opera, Fairfax Symphony, Washington Savoyards Light Opera Company, Lyric Brass, Elmhurst Symphony, Missouri Brass Consortium, and the Kenosha Symphony. As a soloist Michael has presented programs on recital series in the Baltimore/ Washington Metropolitan region including such venues as the Strathmore Mansion, the Martin Luther King Jr Public Library, and the US Department of State. Michael Parker is the founder and primary operator for Parker Mouthpieces currently producing mouthpieces for trombone, euphonium, French horn, and tuba in collaboration with Dave Houser and Houser Mouthpiece Works. Michael received a BMus in Tuba from Northwestern University under the tutelage of Rex Martin and pursued graduate studies at the University of Missouri- Columbia where he studied tuba with Dr. David Kutz. Before attending college Michael studied tuba with Cathy Cole in Washington State.
What They Play
The EBB623 is a 5/4 size “Germanic” instrument with four rotary valves and a bore of .835”.
This tuba is a tightly wrapped instrument, which makes it more manageable than other instruments
of similar size.
- Key of BBb
- 5/4 size tuba with a 18 1/2” yellow brass bell
- Yellow brass construction with nickel-silver valve slides
- Four rotary valves through a .835” bore
- Exquisitely finished in a clear lacquer
- Durable case with wheels
- Includes silver-plated Eastman mouthpiece