Marty Erickson

Who does not know him. Marty Erickson with his Willson Eb Tuba! Everybody knows him.
Marty was principal/solo tubist with the United States Navy Band in Washington, D.C., where he served for twenty-­six years. He is currently the principal tubist with the Fox Valley Symphony and principal Eb Tubist with the Brass Band of Battle Creek. He is
a founding member of Millennium Brass Quintet and
the Tuba-­Percussion duo Balance with percussionist Alison Shaw.
Mr. Erickson is in his 13th year as Instructor of Tuba, Euphonium and Chamber music at the Conservatory of Music at Lawrence University and performs with the Lawrence Brass faculty brass quintet. Mr. Erickson has performed as a soloist/clinician throughout Western Europe, China, Japan, Scandinavia, the United Kingdom,
South America, Bermuda, Cuba and in 48 of the 50 United States. He has performed with the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the National Symphony and Annapolis Chamber Orchestras (with performances at Carnegie Hall and the J.F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), the Baltimore Opera
Orchestra, the Maryland Symphony, the Washington Masterworks Orchestra, and the Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Gunther Schuller. He has also performed as soloist/clinician for the U.S. Army Band (TUSAB) and the U.S. Army Field Band in Washington D.C., the TRADOC Army Band at Fort
Monroe, Va., the 4th Infantry Army Band at Fort Carson Colorado, and the Army Garrison bands of Oulu and Helsinki, Finland. He has been a featured jazz and classical performer at six International Tuba-­Euphonium Conventions, most recently ITEC 2012 at the Brucknerhaus in Linz, Austria and at the 2014 Convention at Indiana University. On March 26, 2013 Marty presented a solo tuba recital in the famed Carnegie Weill Hall in New York City. In May 2013, Marty will make his seventh consecutive appearance as the guest jazz performer and professor at the Deutsches Tuba Forum International Conference in Hammelburg, Germany. Marty has released three solo jazz CDs; “My Very Good Friend” with pianist John Sheridan; “Smile” with Marvin Stamm and Frank Mantooth; and most recently “You and I” with trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and an all-­star rhythm section. He has performed on over fifty recordings of orchestra, concert band, brass band, jazz, folk, and children's music. His most recent recordings include performances with the
Millennium Brass Quintet, the Brass Band of Battle Creek, and the
New Columbian Brass Band onthe Dorian label, as well as Grammy-­nominated recordings with the Symphonia Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble. He is currently the Vice-­President/President Elect of the International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA), the first President elected to serve two terms. He is a founding member of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival (LFIETF), and has served 29 consecutive years as the Adjudication Chairman.
Marty is a clinician/design consultant for the Willson tubas distributed by the Getzen Company in the US, and performs on the Willson 3400S Eb Tuba, the 3100S BBb Tubas and the Erickson Signature mouthpieces he helped to design.