BOOKINGS

Do you find it difficult to find a soloist that could perform with your middle school band as well as your professional regional orchestra? You find a performer who is regarded as outstanding by others in the performance industry; however, you worry he or she will not connect well with your ensemble or have good chemistry with your high school students?

I have soloed with middle schools, high schools, college ensembles, and professional orchestras throughout my 25-year performance career; I have always enjoyed the opportunity to connect with the students of all ages/levels and their conductors. The positive musical collaboration always energizes the audience and allows me to give the students and teachers another medium to express their joy of music-making.

CONCERT PROGRAMS

01.

SOLOIST WITH BAND

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL

 

Available Repertoire:

  • The Old Grumbly Bear by Julius Fucik

  • Suite for Tuba by Don Haddad 

  • Concerto for Tuba and Wind Orchestra by Bruce Broughton

 

COLLEGE/COMMUNITY ENSEMBLES

 

Available Repertoire:

  • Concerto for Tuba and Wind Band/Brass Band by Edward Gregson

  • From the Shores of the Mighty Pacific by Herbert L. Clarke

  • Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra by Ralph Vaughan Williams

  • Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra by John Williams

02.

RECITALS

TUBA GOES UNACCOMPANIED

Program includes works by: John Stevens, James Grant, Eric Alexander

 

MUSICAL JOURNEYS

(Selections from four different musical periods)

Program includes works by: J.S. Bach, Robert Schumann, Bruce Broughton

03.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

I am asked to perform the “Star Spangled Banner” at different community events. Please contact me for more information.

To hear an example of this performance, click here!

Want to see a full list of my repertoire and previous award-winning band programs to create a custom program for your audience? Let's chat!

PRESENTATIONS

I have given various types of presentations throughout the Southeast ranging from entrepreneurship to music fundamentals.  I am passionate about music education and enjoy teaching all ages and ability levels!

 

Here is a sampling of the wide range of topics:

01.

Entrepreneurship 101

Insights and strategies to help young people develop entrepreneurial skills that will ensure success in the music industry and other careers. The following topics of discussion will include:

1) Website Design and Content, 2) Building a Résumé, 3) Preparing Your Product, 4) Scoping and Creating Your Job Market-Teaching/Performing, 5) Developing a Private Teaching Studio, 6) Freelancing and Gigs, 7) Communication Skills and 8) Miscellaneous

02.

Low Brass Master Class

Euphonium and tuba students will receive help and instruction with regards to fundamentals, solo literature, performance concepts, etc. in front of other students in a group setting.

03.

Scales: Major, Minor and Chromatic

This class will focus on the study and practice of major scales, minor scales, and the chromatic scale; the purpose will be to help prepare the high school student as he or she prepares for his or her college auditions, honor band auditions, and school placement auditions, which require the exhibition of scale proficiency.

04.

Musicianship Class 

Different aspects of musicianship are addressed through the discussion of topics including musicality, dynamics, tempo, ornamentation, articulation, phrasing and musical tension/release.

05.

Sight Reading Class

This class will help tuba and euphonium players with tips to improve sight reading skills when taking auditions at any performance level, to prepare reading new music for the first time in a musical setting, and to develop strong independent analytical skills in one’s practice room setting.

06.

Fundamentals and Technique: Etude Studies

Using the study of fundamentals and technique to break down etudes in books for the tuba and euphonium. Please watch the YouTube video showcasing the breakdown of an etude for a group of students. The etude is available here

07.

Developing the Great High School Low Brass Player

This seminar explores and shares the routine to helping the band director and student achieve the greatest success in tuba and euphonium playing development. I created the concept of this class during my tenure as Visiting Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at  Austin Peay State University.

08.

Music Appreciation 

As a former university professor at Austin Peay State University and at Kennesaw State University, I taught music appreciation classes on campus. I have adapted my college lectures to fit the middle and high school age groups.

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About  Me

Bernard Flythe is a professional tubist, low brass recording artist, and private tuba and euphonium teacher in the Metro Atlanta, Georgia area. 

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