Kevin Wass, Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Texas Tech University, holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan, the Bachelor of Science degree (Summa cum laude) in Music Education from Dana College in Blair, Nebraska, and the Master of Music degree and Performer's Certificate from Indiana University.
He has performed with a wide range of ensembles, including the Disneyland All-American College Band, the Music Academy of the West Festival Orchestra, the Omaha and Lincoln Symphony Orchestras, and various brass chamber groups. Dr. Wass also has excelled in international tuba competitions, winning the Arnold Jacobs Mock Orchestral Audition at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Canada, and advancing to the semifinal round of the Brno International Performer's Competition in the Czech Republic, the ITEC Solo Competition in Canada, and the Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Competition.
His teaching experience is equally varied, with experience as a band and orchestra director at the elementary and high school levels in addition to private studio and classroom teaching at the college level. In addition to his duties at Tech, Dr. Wass has served on the faculty of the Las Vegas Music Festival and currently serves as Principal Tubist of the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra. His principal studies have been with Fritz Kaenzig, Daniel Perantoni, Harvey Phillips, and Craig Fuller.