Kennesaw State Tuba/Euphonium Quartet Places 3rd Overall at 2018 Competition

student musicians pose with award

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 23, 2018) — The Kennesaw State University School of Music was well-represented at the 2018 Southeast Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference (SERTEC) hosted by Florida State University in Tallahassee this May. The Kennesaw State Tuba/Euphonium quartet was invited to compete in SERTEC’s quartet competitions against students from Columbus State, Valdosta State, Southern Mississippi, Miami, Michigan, Florida, and Florida State Universities. Kennesaw State’s quartet won 3rd place overall, only placing behind the quartets from Miami and Florida State. The Kennesaw State Tuba/Euphonium Quartet features Andrew Berry (sophomore) and Mike Long (junior) on euphonium, and Nick Collins (freshman) and Kobe Greene (freshman) on tuba. In addition to the quartet’s success, Andrew Berry (sophomore) also won a finalist spot in the very competitive Euphonium Solo Artist Competition. Mr. Berry was one of six finalists in that category, which included graduate and undergraduate students from around the region.

Next, the members of the KSU Tuba/Euphonium studio will compete to earn performance and semi-finalist spots at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference next May in Iowa City, Iowa.