Steven Darling, M.M.
Adjunct Instructor of Tuba & Euphonium
DMA: University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, MM: Ohio University, BFA: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Dr. Steven Darling currently serves as the Adjunct Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Wright State University, Tubist with the WSU Faculty Brass Quintet, Content Resource Manager of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association (ITEA) Pedagogy Video Library, and Principal Tuba of the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra.
An accomplished competitor, Dr. Darling has recieved accolades in over 10 solo and chamber competitions including the Falcone Festival Tuba Artist Competition and the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference Euphonium Artist Competition. Steven has appeared as a soloist throughout the USA with such ensembles as the Wright State University Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Brass Band, and Wisconsin Youth Wind Ensemble. In 2018 Steven will premiere Daniel Baldwin's Concerto for Tuba and Orchestra with Orchestra Omaha at the Omaha Conservatory of Music.
Dr. Darling's original compositions have received premieres and performances at regional and international ITEA conferences, the United States Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop, the International Euphonium-Tuba Festival, and universities throughout the USA. Steven's debut solo album Dualities, published on the Emeritus Recording Label in 2018, was the recipient of two Global Music Awards. A future recording project comprised of newly commisioned works for the Darling Duo, a chamber ensemble comprised of flute (Lizzy Darling) and tuba/euphonium (Steven), is currently underway.
Steven has appeared as a soloist and lecturer at conferences and universities throughout the USA including the Midwest, Southeast, Great Plains, Northwest, and International Tuba-Euphonium Conferences, the Indiana Music Educators Conference, the Midwest Trombone-Euphonium Conference, the Wright State University Low Brass Festival, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and the University of Northern Iowa. In January, Dr. Darling serves as Competition Chair, Guest Artist Liason, and Co-Host of the annual Wright State University Low Brass Festival alongside Dr. Gretchen McNamara.
An advocate of new music, Dr. Darling has premiered works throughout the USA by award winning composers Ellen Ruth Harrison, Benjamin McMillan, Lawton Hall, Ian Lester, Richard Wetzel, Elaine Ross, Andy Francis, Sy Brandon, Michael Neumeyer, and Daniel Harrison. Steven's own works have recieved publication from Cimarron, Cherry Classics Publishing, Absolute Brass/Euphonium.com Publications, and Potenza Inc. Former students have won competitions throughout the USA, gained acceptance into prestigious programs including the Cleveland Institute of Music, won positions with the 100th United States Army Bands, and currently serve as music educators throughout the Tri-State Region.
Dr. Darling is a Miraphone Performing Artist (Tuba) for Miraphone eG Instrument Manufacturer, performing exclusively on the F281 Firebird and CC188.
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