Daniel Wilhelm
Fishers, IN
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Daniel Wilhelm

Daniel W.

Fishers, IN
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I have been playing the tuba for over 20 years! During this time, I competed in the Leonard Falcone Tuba and Euphonium Festival solo competition and the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference solo and quartet competitions several times. I also won a brass scholarship competition--the Paul I. Willwerth Brass Scholarship Competition--during my undergraduate studies, and have taken the time to solidify what is of the utmost importance to me as a musician, which is--not surprisingly--to make music!

Now I get to play tuba every day, both for fun and to earn a living. With lots of hard work, if this is something you want to do it is certainly possible!

About Daniel W.

Whether you are just looking to learn a new skill or make a living as a professional, I am passionate about helping my students to find their path in life as music makers. To me, this means bringing the music off the page, and finding/playing what has not been written in ink. Music is about more than what is on the page, and through practice and a little experimentation we can turn an okay performance into a great one.

Lessons with me will be fun, but challenging work. If you take lessons with me, all I ask is that you come with an open mind and are ready to play some music! I push my students according to their ability and expect them to put in ample practice time so they can have more fun with the instrument and keep improving at the same time.

I received my Bachelor of Music from Central Michigan University in 2011 and my master's degree in Tuba Performance at Arizona State University in 2015. I was then selected as the 1st prize winner in the International Tuba and Euphonium Association's Tuba Artist solo competition in May 2016

These days, I spend my day practicing my favorite instrument (the Tuba) and teaching students in various locations throughout the Indianapolis area as well as virtually/online. I also perform with a great band called Hot Horns and we go on tour multiple times every year to play our concerts across the continental United States.

I am currently accepting students for Trombone, Euphonium, and the Tuba!

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chance
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awesome!

Posted Nov 12, 2016
John K.
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Thank you for my first lesson. It was great!

Posted Aug 23, 2016
Oscar A.
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Off to a good start!

Posted Jan 11, 2016
Keith B.
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I'm very happy with Daniel. My son enjoyed playing with him and is looking forward to the next lesson. He was not excited initially when I told him he was going to have lessons, but Dan won him over in short order.

Dan has a keen ear and gives clear instructions. He is personable and easy to talk to. I recommend him as a teacher.

Posted Aug 31, 2015

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Experience

Tubist
Oct 2016 - Present

Hot Horns/Bay Street Brassworks

I have the best job in the world--playing my tuba with a great band and getting to educate students with our educational shows throughout the day when we go on tour. In the evenings, we have the amazing opportunity to entertain wide varieties of audiences with energetic music!

Bass Tuba
Aug 2007 - Dec 2011

Central Michigan University Brass Band

I was one of the two Eb tuba players in the CMU Brass Band, and was principal Eb tubist for 3 years

Substitute Tuba
Dec 2010 - Dec 2010

Midland Symphony Orchestra

I performed one concert in place of the principal tubist (my teacher at the time) of the Midland Symphony Orchestra (Midland, MI). On this concert, we performed "Festive Overture" by Dmitri Shostakovich and "Symphonic Dances" by Sergei Rachmaninoff

Section Leader--Sousaphone
Aug 2008 - Dec 2008

Chippewa Marching Band

I led the section and demonstrated proper marching technique and performance (and memorization) of music for each halftime show. Each week we would learn a brand new show, which was very challenging and demanding work!

Education

Master of Music - Instrumental Performance (Tuba)
Aug 2013 - Dec 2015

Arizona State University

Bachelor of Music (Performance)
Aug 2007 - May 2012

Central Michigan University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Semifinalist - Artist Tuba Competition
Aug 2019

Leonard Falcone Tuba and Euphonium Festival

1st Prize Winner - Solo Tuba Artist
Jun 2016

International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA)

Semifinalist - Ensemble Competitions
May 2014

International Tuba and Euphonium Conference

Outstanding Jury Award
Dec 2013

Arizona State University Brass Faculty

Affiliations

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Nov 2008
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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