Charles Guy

Principal Tuba

Charles Guy is Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam.  He performs with the Potsdam Brass Quintet, Orchestra of Northern New York, and the Northern Symphonic Winds. Annually he performs at the Tuba Bach Chamber Music Festival in Big Rapids, Michigan. Dedicated to the development of young students, he teaches at the Crane Youth Music Camp and has taught at Interlochen Arts Camp and the New England Music Camp. Prior to his current appointment, Charles held a similar position at the Lawrence University Conservatory of Music and performed with the Lawrence Brass, the Oshkosh Symphony and the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra.  As a soloist, he has performed many university recitals, International Tuba and Euphonium Association conference recitals and in 1999 he won the prestigious Leonard Falcone Festival artist division solo tuba competition. He has also presented numerous master classes and clinics for music educators and tuba-euphonium students at conventions and in schools. His orchestral experience includes performances with the Syracuse Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Michigan Opera Theatre, and Midland Symphony Orchestras. He has published articles and reviews in the International Tuba and Euphonium Association Journal and has been recorded on the Madstop, Mark and Bernel Labels.  He earned both the Masters of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of Akron.  When not teaching or performing, he enjoys time with his wife, Lorie, and two boys, Ethan and Miles.