Steve Call

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Overview

Steve Call has been a member of the Music Faculty at Brigham Young University where he currently teaches tuba, euphonium and jazz studies since 1979. His teaching assignments include courses in jazz keyboard, jazz combo performance, and jazz history. He also directs the award-winning BYU Jazz Dixieland Band.

Education

Call received his BM and MM degrees from Utah State University and his Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Utah in 2000.

Career

As a soloist Call has presented guest recitals and concerto performances throughout the United States. His solo performance of Tubby the Tuba for solo tuba, narrator and orchestra was released on CD as part of the Macmillan - McGraw Hill's Share the Music series. He is principal tuba with Utah Premiere Brass and the Wintergreen Summer Festival Orchestra in Virginia and has performed with a variety of ensembles in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, Canada, and Italy.

He is a founding member and organizer of TUBA. A crusader for the tuba in jazz, Call has published numerous articles and reviews on jazz tuba and is author of two chapters on the tuba in jazz and commercial music that appear in The Tuba Source Book, published by Indiana University Press. He served as chairman of the Jazz Improvisation Competitions and as an adjudicator for International Tuba-Euphonium Symposia.

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