Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Music, Theatre and Dance
Kenneth Kroesche has distinguished himself not only as a nationally recognized euphonium soloist, but as a sought after trombone and low brass specialist, conductor and scholar. As a leading proponent of the euphonium (or tenor tuba), this past year he has performed as a solo recitalist at international, national and regional tuba-euphonium conferences which denote the highest recognition achievable in his field. These conferences have included the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference, the U.S. Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference and the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Solo Competition.
In the short time he has been at Oakland University, he has established himself in the region as a trombonist, euphoniumist and bass trumpet performer with a number of ensembles. The Toledo Symphony Orchestra has engaged him regularly for their subscription concerts. In addition, he performs with ensemble wind players to form the Toledo Concert Band during their summer concert series. As a trombonist and euphoniumist, he is a member of the Michigan Chamber Brass Ensemble and has performed with the Detroit Chamber Winds. These ensembles are comprised of southeast Michigan’s finest brass players, many of whom perform with the Detroit Symphony and Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra.
This past summer he served as the Michigan Chamber Brass Ensemble’s conductor in addition to performing as euphonium soloist with the group in a series of concerts. As an authority on the euphonium, he provided a chapter for the "Guide to the Euphonium Repertoire" which was published in February 2007 by Indiana University Press. The chapter is a comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary source materials for the euphonium.