Changing the World Through Tuba
When most people hear the word tuba, they usually hear one of two things: A goofy, tubby instrument only good for comedy, or a heavy, loud bass voice that can only be used for obnoxious purposes. It is very rare that one hears about tuba and thinks of it as a solo instrument, capable of the same emotional depth, complexity of sound, and beauty in performance that a cello or a piano has. My goal is to change that way of thinking. I want to show that the tuba is capable of more than heavy bass lines. I want to show to people that the tuba can be used as a solo voice. But ultimately, I want to inspire people to play tuba; to pick one up and realize the endless, musical possibilities that it is capable of.
Sam Kubina (b. 1994) has been playing piano since the age of 5, and tuba since the age of 13. He was an active member of his high school band and choir programs, and helped organize the ever chaotic music library there as well. He has studied Music Education at Ball State University, Music Technology at IUPUI and is currently working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Tuba Performance with a concentration in Composition from the University of Indianapolis. He would like to thank his private teachers, Dr. John Berners Prof. Glen Dimick, and Dr. Sharon Parr for their continued support and constant help in his pursuit of musical excellence. He would also like to acknowledge his mother, Sara Kubina, who has supported and encouraged all of his musical endeavors.