Aubrey Foard is an American tubist residing in Charlotte, NC.
Foard has been the Principal Tubist of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra since September, 2012. He is also a Lecturer of Tuba and Euphonium at UCLA and Principal Tubist of the Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra. During the summer seasons, he teaches and performs as an Artist Faculty at the Brevard Music Center and performs as Principal Tubist with the Britt Festival Orchestra
Foard has been heard twice on NPR's Performance Today: once as a soloist performing Ralph Vaughan Williams' Concerto for Bass Tuba and again performing William Bolcom's Virtuosity Rag with brass quintet. Foard is the only tubist to have won the Music Academy of the West concerto competition twice. He has also been a prizewinner in the Minnesota Orchestra's Young Artist Competition (2003, 2008). In 2012, Foard performed both Vaughan Williams' and film composer John Williams Tuba Concertos with the West Virginia Symphony.
Foard was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the first tuba player to graduate from The Colburn School's Conservatory of Music, receiving an Artist Diploma. He also holds a Master of Music Degree from Rice University and a Bachelor of Music Degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has studied with Alan Baer, Ron Bishop, David Kirk, Mark Lawrence, Norman Pearson, and Fritz Kaenzig.
- http://www.thesymphony.org/meet-the-music-makers/musicians Archived June 9, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
- http://www.musicacademy.org/Academy/Release34.html Archived February 1, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
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