Individualized study and growth is the focus of the tuba and euphonium studio at Lawrence.

A supportive and collaborative studio encourages your musical development. From solo repertoire to playing in ensembles, you will gain valuable, versatile skills to develop into a mature player ready to pursue advanced study or a musical career.

Grow your artistry, build your technical facility, and expand your musical possibilities in a community of empowerment, collaboration, and support. Hone and challenge your performance skills with a diverse array of solo, chamber, and ensemble experiences. Dig into the transformational power of music through community outreach. Become the versatile and entrepreneurial musician the world needs. Where will your musical journey take you?

Henry holds a tuba.

Student Perspective

“I think the high level of musicianship and thought that goes into studio class and the studio ensemble is the reason why I have had so many great experiences and opportunities while at Lawrence.” 

Henry Parks ’22
Music (Tuba Performance) 
Sandwich, Illinois 

Music & Arts

Music Tour with a Mission | This is Lawrence

Presto went to Houston! Lawrence visited high schools, worked with community organizations, and performed a one-night-only concert.

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Music outdoors

Music is woven into life at Lawrence. Wander campus and you'll hear students practicing piano in lounges, violins in Warch, and horns outside.

Learn more about the performance opportunities in the tuba and euphonium studio, from orchestras and bands to small brass ensembles.

Learn more about Josh Biere, Lecturer of Music.

Discover the many paths open to Conservatory graduates. 

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Studio Culture

A culture of genuine care among students and faculty creates a positive, focused atmosphere geared towards developing strong and versatile tuba and euphonium performance skills. You'll be equipped to succeed through study of key solo repertoire, etudes, and orchestral or band excerpts. You'll also have opportunities to study basic jazz improvisation including how to create bass lines, take solos, and play with a good jazz feel. The studio will help you strengthen basics, learn to problem solve, and leave as an experienced, mature, and caring musician who will excel at the next level.

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The Power of Collaboration

What happens when you combine a world-class conservatory with a world-class college? An unmatched undergraduate musical education. At Lawrence, the Conservatory and College experiences are intertwined. Multiple degree options let you be your own muse by connecting your musical passions with your academic interests. 

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Brass and Beyond

Perfect your performance in an array of ensembles. There are brass-only opportunities like the Brass Choir, as well as bands, orchestras, jazz groups, small chamber groups, and more playing a wide variety of genres and styles. 

Open book of music.

Up to $5000

Funds for Conservatory Student Projects

You'll have access to financial support for internships at venues like Carnegie Hall, touring and summer festivals, and even commissioning new works to perform in recitals.

A musical life awaits. Take the next steps by applying and auditioning.

The best way to find out if Lawrence is the university for you is by visiting.

Your virtual tour starts at the Arch but be sure to check out Conservatory, to explore learning and performance spaces.