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A native of Appleton, Wisconsin, Tom Curry serves on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music. He is currently the tubist in the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, a faculty ensemble-in-residence at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has performed with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, the Madison Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Joffrey Ballet, the Chicago Philharmonic and many other orchestras. Curry’s solo playing has been recognized at international competitions, including the Aeolus International Competition for Wind Instruments and the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Competition. In 2016, he was invited to perform a solo recital at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee. His first solo recording, Alight, features contemporary works for tuba and is scheduled for release in 2018 through Summit Records.

Curry was appointed Adjunct Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2014. In addition to teaching applied tuba and euphonium, Curry coaches brass chamber ensembles and co-conducts the University of Wisconsin Low Brass Ensemble. He presents master classes and clinics throughout the country and teaches tuba and euphonium at the University of Wisconsin Summer Music Clinic. Since 2016, Curry has served as Director of Brass Choirs for the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras.

Curry holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree as well as a Master of Music degree in tuba performance from Northwestern University. He also earned degrees in tuba performance and communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His primary teachers include Rex Martin, John Stevens, and Marty Erickson.

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