A concert by the WSU Wind Ensemble on March 22 will feature the premiere of two  compositions: the U.S. premiere of Francois Glorieux’s “Concerto for Euphonium,” and the world premiere of “Dark Matter: Petite Concertino for Tuba and Band” by Ben Kirby.

The concert will kickoff the 2013 Northwest Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference on the Washington State University campus. It is one of seven such regional conferences of the International Tuba Euphonium Association.

Master classes, lectures, demonstrations and live performances from Northwest teachers will advance tuba-euphonium pedagogy and literature. Students will participate in competitions, a composition contest and performance opportunities in the All-Star Tuba-Euphonium Choir or Open Invite Tuba-Euphonium Choir.

Christopher Dickey, WSU instructor of tuba and euphonium, is co-host of the conference. In addition to teaching applied lessons, he also conducts the WSU Symphonic Band, teaches music theory, coaches chamber music, and performs in the faculty brass quintet.

Concerts are scheduled for all three days of the conference in Bryan Hall and Kimbrough Hall and are open to the public for a $5 fee.