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 (to͞o′bə, tyo͞o′-)
1. A large, valved, brass instrument with a bass pitch.
2. A reed stop in an organ, having eight-foot pitch.

[Italian, from Latin, trumpet; akin to tubus, tube.]

tu′ba·ist, tu′bist n.


(Music, other) another word for tubaist
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Jake Fewx, a tubist and student at the UO School of Music and Dance and the symphony's 2014 Young Artist Competition winner, will play the first movement of composer Johann Nepomuk Hummel's Concerto for Trumpet in E-Flat major transcribed for tuba, as well as Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumble Bee.
Andrew currently acts as the principal tubist for both the Evergreen Philharmonic and the Seattle Youth Symphony, and he also subs for numerous ensembles including the Seattle Symphony.
He has been active as a guest conductor, tubist, pianist, private piano and music theory instructor, and composer/arranger of band music.
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Although he remains active as a hornist and Wagner tuba specialist, Robert Thistle retired in 2010 after 33 years in the Guerzenich Orchestra and Opera of Cologne as Utility Hornist and Wagner Tubist and 31 years as instructor of horn at the Rheinische Musikschule in Cologne.
David McLemore, a native of Western Washington, is an aspiring tubist and musician.