Brad Furlow

Brad F.

Aurora, CO
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Brad delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1997

I am an accomplished musician with over 20 years of music education experience. I hold a Bachelors of Music Education degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where I studied with distinguished masters in all areas of band and orchestra instrumentation; I also pursued advanced study in Music Theory / Composition.

I taught privately and in the public schools, working with students of all ages, & ability levels, including students with special learning / performance needs. "Having myself been diagnosed with ADHD and other cognitive learning difficulties, I understand the struggles of focus and frustration students with special needs encounter."

I am currently the Principal Tuba with the Aurora Symphony Orchestra in Aurora, Colorado, and perform regularly with athletic bands at the University of Denver. My performance career has covered both concert & marching bands, both large & small, orchestras and brass and woodwind ensembles of all types & sizes.

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Experience

Principal Tuba
Mar 2017 - Present
Denver Concert Band

Performing standard & modern works for concert band, with a section of 5+ tubas.

Principal Tuba
Aug 2016 - Present
Aurora Symphony Orchestra

Performing classical and modern works for orchestra.

Director of Bands
Aug 2002 - Jul 2003
Vandalia Community High School

Responsible for all instrumental music instruction, covering all standard band & orchestral instruments.

Principal Tuba
Aug 1997 - Dec 2001
Southern Illinois University Wind Ensemble

Performing high level works for band and wind ensemble. Working with notable composers and conductors of wind literature.

Tubist
Jan 1993 - Dec 2000
Southern Illinois Concert Band

Large community concert band, performing standard marches, Broadway hits, and original literature for band.

Education

Bachelor of Music Education
Aug 1995 - May 2002
Southern Illinois Unviersity Carbondale

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

K-12 MUSIC (INSTRUMENTAL & VOCAL)
Mar 2004
State of Colorado

K-12 MUSIC (INSTRUMENTAL & VOCAL)
Jun 2002
State of Illinois

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Mar 2012

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Apr 1996

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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Photos & Videos

2017 NCAA Hockey Finals - Championship Game with Denver University's Pep Band.  We won the National title!  What a ride!

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2016 Aurora Symphony Orchestra - The Nutcracker Pit Orchestra

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2003 Vandalia High School Band - Walt Disney World Performance Trip - Director: Brad Furlow

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Justin Jun 29, 2017
Saxophone · In home

Brad is great! My son really enjoys taking lessons from him and we can hear the improvement!!

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