PLEASE NOTE: The start/end date above is NOT the event date. This event will be held March 1.
JOHNSON CITY (Feb. 21, 2013) – Jimmie E. Self, who has led the United States Air Force Band Program, performed for four U.S. presidents, and appeared with noted artists from Dizzy Gillespie to Charlie Daniels, will present his final recital as a faculty member in the East Tennessee State University Department of Music on Friday, March 1.
During “Our Favorites,” a free recital at 7:30 p.m. in the Mathes Hall auditorium, Self and pianist Ann Jones will perform their favorite pieces they have played together during his 14 years as ETSU’s adjunct instructor of tuba and euphonium. Selections include works by Buckley, Frackenpohl, Mantia, Brahms, Fischer, Arban, Ihlenfeld, Puccini and Spaniola.
Self, a native of East Tennessee and graduate of Church Hill High School, attended Tennessee Technological University before joining the U.S. Air Force Band Program. During his 26-year career with the Air Force, he was featured as euphonium soloist, trombonist and low brass clinician throughout the nation and abroad. He served as manager of the entire Air Force Band Program while on his last active duty assignment to the Pentagon, managing 897 military musicians stationed around the world in 12 bands. He retired from the Air Force in 1998 with the rank of chief master sergeant.
Among the highlights of Self’s career as a performer following his retirement from the military are an appearance as a guest artist at the 2006 International Tuba and Euphonium Association Conference in Denver and being featured on the national PBS documentary “TUBA U,” which spotlighted him and other professional tuba and euphonium players in concert at Carnegie Hall in New York. He has over 18 professional albums to his credit.
Self, a graduate of the University of New Hampshire who also holds an associate of applied science in music degree from the Community College of the Air Force, teaches low brass and brass methods, conducts the Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble and performs with the Faculty Brass Ensemble in the ETSU Department of Music. He is principal trombonist with the Symphony of the Mountains in Kingsport and frequently appears with ensembles throughout the Southeast.
He will retire from ETSU in May, following the end of the spring semester.
For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, call the Department of Music at (423) 439-4276.