Steven Darling, D.M.A.
Adjunct Instructor of Tuba & Euphonium and Coordinator of Brass Chamber Music
D.M.A. University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, M.M. Ohio University, B.F.A. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Steven Darling serves as the Adjunct Instructor of Tuba & Euphonium and Coordinator of Brass Chamber Music at Wright State University, Tubist with the Wright State University Faculty Brass Quintet, Content Resource Manager of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association Pedagogy Video Library, Principal Tuba of the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra, and a Performing Artist (Tuba) with Miraphone eG. Instrument Manufacturer.
Recent solo engagements include the performing of Michael Daugherty’s Concerto for Tuba, Reflections on the Mississippi, with the Mason High School Wind Ensemble at the National Concert Band Festival and Cincinnati’s Music Hall, and the premiering of his work At the Mountains of Madness for Tuba and String Orchestra with the Wright State University Chamber Orchestra. As a recitalist, Dr. Darling has appeared at the University of Memphis, University of Akron, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, University of Northern Iowa, and in 2018 was honored to give his Carnegie debut at the Weill Recital Hall. An active member of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association, Steven has performed at the Midwest, Southeast, Northwest, Great Plains, and International Tuba-Euphonium Conferences.
An award winning performer, Steve has received recognition in over ten competitions including the Falcone Festival Tuba Artist Competition and the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference Euphonium Artist Competition. In 2018 Dr. Darling released his entirely grant-funded debut album Dualities, winner of two Global Music Awards, on the Emeritus Label. Annually, Steven serves as Co-Host, Competition Chair, Guest Artist Liaison, and Sponsor Coordinator for the Wright State University Low Brass Festival. This event draws seventy-five to one-hundred low brass musicians and educators to Wright State University. Dr. Darling's publications include original compositions, arrangements, editions, and contributions to the Ohio Music Educator Association Journal and the International Tuba-Euphonium Association Journal. Steven's original works are frequently performed at regional and International Tuba-Euphonium Conferences, The United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop, and universities throughout the country.