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An artist of widely diverse musical talents,
Mike Forbes (b. 1973) is “…an outstanding
tubist with a solid, colorful tone, terrific technical
skills, and dramatic flair” (American Record
Guide). He began his career as a tubist with the
U.S. Army Band, "Pershing’s Own"
and subsequently served on the music faculties
at a number of Midwestern universities. He is
an active orchestral tubist and in high demand
as a clinician and soloist, frequently performing
throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.
As a co-founder of the Sotto Voce Quartet,
Forbes enjoys performing and recording exhilarating
chamber music with his colleagues in America’s
premiere tuba/euphonium quartet. He can be heard
on his solo album, Forbes Plays Koetsier
(Summit Records) where he features all seven works
for solo tuba by Dutch composer, Jan Koetsier.
Dr. Forbes has received numerous awards and accolades
for his compositions and is regularly commissioned
by notable brass artists and band directors. He
has won the Dallas Wind Symphony Fanfare Composition
contest numerous times, and his compositions have
been given awards of merit by the U.S. Army Band,
Humboldt Brass Festival, and the International
Tuba Euphonium Association. He has recently been
commissioned by the National Band Association
of Wisconsin to compose a new work for their 25th
State Band Festival.
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