Earle Louder

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Earle L. Louder is a musician player of euphonium and has been acclaimed by colleagues around the world as one of the finest virtuosos of all time on that instrument.[1] He carries a Doctor of Music degree in Euphonium Performance. His birthday is July 30, 1932.

Career[edit]

Dr. Louder is a euphonium soloist with the New Columbian Brass Band as well as the assistant conductor and soloist with Leonard B. Smith's Detroit Concert Band. In addition to these roles he plays principal euphonium and is the featured soloist with Keith Brion's New Sousa Band and The Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Festival Band.[2]

He completed his undergraduate work at Michigan State University, where he studied with the renowned euphonium artist, Leonard Falcone. He earned his doctoral degree at Florida State University, and achieved the distinction of being the first person ever to complete the Doctor of Music degree in Euphonium Performance.

His career soared during his tenure with the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C.[3] For twelve years he played principal euphonium and was Head of the Brass Department

After his time with the Navy Band, Dr. Louder served as Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Morehead State University (MSU) in Kentucky.[4] He holds the title of Professor Emeritus at MSU.

Louder has performed with the Bluegrass Wind Ensemble and for over 4 years been in charge of the baritone section for the All Ohio State Fair Band. He has devoted many summers to instruction at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake Michigan working with high school and younger players.

Recordings[edit]

Dr. Louder has been featured on numerous recordings but never went into the studio to record a traditional CD. Mark Custom Records has released a series of three recordings of Dr. Louder taken from his personal tapes and compact discs of important times in his career. Dr. Louder is featured on several recordings of the Morehead State University Symphony Band under the direction of Dr. Robert Hawkins, Eugene Norden, and Richard Miles.

Organizations[edit]

  • Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honor Society - Initiated 1985
  • Sigma Alpha Iota (Gamma Upsilon Chapter, Morehead State University), National Women's Music Fraternity - Friend of the Arts
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Gamma Epsilon Chapter, Michigan State University), National Music Fraternity for Men - Current Alumni Member

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.gabbf.com/abb/earle.html
  2. ^ Bone, Lloyd E.; Paull, Eric; Winston Morris, R. (2007). Guide to the euphonium repertoire: the euphonium source book. Indiana University Press. 
  3. ^ http://www.newsousaband.com/performers.html
  4. ^ Bone, Lloyd E.; Paull, Eric; Winston Morris, R. (2007). Guide to the euphonium repertoire: the euphonium source book. Indiana University Press. 

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