News Release

Dalton State College Hosts Chattanooga Tuba and Euphonium Quartet

April 24, 2012

  • Dalton State Athletics logo revealKenyon Wilson composed several of the pieces to be performed April 29 at Dalton State.

Several original compositions will be featured when The Chattanooga Tuba and Euphonium Quartet performs a free concert Sunday, April 29, at Dalton State College. The concert is sponsored by Dalton State’s Office of Student Life and Department of Humanities.

Formed in 2010, the Chattanooga Tuba/Euphonium Quartet is comprised of teachers and musicians in Chattanooga and North Georgia. Members are Jacqueline Miller, euphonium, freelance musician and teacher; Shelby Walker, euphonium, director of bands, McMinn Central High School; Angelo Kortyka, tuba, director of bands, Chattanooga Central High School and Kenyon Wilson, tuba, associate professor of tuba/euphonium at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

“Several pieces on the program were composed by one of the members of the quartet, Kenyon Wilson. Kenyon has received commissions from Morehead State University, University of North Dakota, and the Charlotte Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble,” said Dr. Ellie Jenkins, Assistant Professor of Music for Dalton State. Among other selections, the quartet perform Wilson’s Triskaidekaphile, a work based on an obsession with the number thirteen.

“The quartet will be joined by Dr. Martin Cochran, Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama – Birmingham, to perform Wilson’s Songs of Distant Earth, a five movement work based on the five known dwarf planets. This composition took third place, out of over 100 entries, in the 2011 International Trombone Festival Composition Contest,” Jenkins continued.

The free concert is sponsored by Dalton State’s Office of Student Life and Department of Humanities and open to the public. The concert will begin at 3 pm in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall. Seating is available on a first-come, first served basis.

For more information, contact Dr. Ellie Jenkins at 706-272-2528 or

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