Gail Robertson (Euphonium)

Originally from Pompano Beach, Florida, Gail Robertson began her music studies at the University of Central Florida. She was then awarded a full-scholarship as graduate assistant to Harvey G. Phillips at Indiana University and completed her Masters Degree in Euphonium performance and earned a Performer's Certificate. Ms. Robertson then began the DMA in euphonium performance at the University of Maryland with Dr. Brian L. Bowman. Two months later, she was relocated back to Orlando to become one of the founding members of Walt Disney World's "Tubafours", a professional tuba and euphonium quartet. She later became the leader and chief arranger for the group and produced a CD called "Tubas Under the Boardwalk."

Robertson is currently Instructor of Euphonium and Tuba at the University of Central Florida and Low Brass at Valencia Community College. She has taught on the faculties of the University of Florida, Bethune-Cookman College, and Seminole Community College. As an artist-performer at these colleges, Gail has hosted many guest artists including; Brian Bowman, Steven Mead, Marty Erickson, John Mueller, Dave Zerkel, Robert and David Childs, John Griffiths, Neal Corwell, Jay Hunsberger, Earle Louder, Laura Lineberger, Kevin Stees, Dan Sipes, Stacy Baker, and many others. Additionally, she has served as an adjudicator for national and international music competitions including the Leonard Falcone Tuba and Euphonium Competition, International Tuba and Euphonium Conference Solo Artist and Tuba-Euphonium Competitions, and the Florida Bandmasters Association (District and State). Robertson is currently the President of the International Women's Brass Conference (IWBC) and on the IWBC's board of directors. She has also served on the Board of Directors of the International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA) and as the "Euphonium and Membership Coordinator", and as the President and Vice President of the Brass Band of Central Florida. In 2006, Gail was one of the Conference hosts at the International Women's Brass Conference held at Illinois State University.

An in demand free-lance artist, Gail tours the U.S. and Japan with Keith Brion's "New Sousa Band" as soloist and Stage Manager, tours the U.S. and the Cayman Islands with the Brass Band of Battle Creek, the Florida Wind Band, SYMPHONIA, Euphoniums Unlimited, the Athena Brass Band, the Brass Band of Central Florida, and has toured with the Jack Daniel's Silver Cornet Band and the River City Brass Band. She has also been featured soloist with the Brass Band of Columbus, the Georgia Brass Band, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek. Robertson has appeared frequently as a soloist and clinician for the U.S. Army Band Tuba and Euphonium Conference, the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference (ITEC), and the International Women's Brass Conference (IWBC).

In 2007, Gail received Tau Beta Sigma's highest honor, the "Outstanding Service to Music Award". She has also been a clinician for the MIDWEST Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. Other soloist and clinician appearances include the 2009 College Music Society Conference, Seattle Tuba-Euphonium Conference, hosted by Chris Olka, South Eastern Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, hosted by Jay Hunsberger, the Georgia Honors Low Brass Conference, the Red Cedar Festival of Community Bands, the Howard Hovey Tuba Day, the 2006 and 2008 International Euphonium Institutes, the Great American Brass Band Festival, and the "Harvey Phillips Big Brass Bash" in Seattle, Washington. In 2005, Tennessee Tech University invited Gail to be a featured artist and she wrote custom arrangements for the famous Tennessee Tech Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble. In 2006, Gail performed with "Euphoniums Unlimited" in Denver, Colorado at the ITEC and with the Monarch Brass at the International Trumpet Guild Conference. In the Jazz Genre, Gail has played with Lionel Hampton, Andréa Rowlison, Wycliffe Gordon, Della Reese, Marty Erickson, and DIVA. She has also performed with the Florida West Coast Symphony, the Sarasota Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and other Florida orchestras. In January 2007, Gail played tuba for "Annie" and euphonium with the Key West Symphony Orchestra. She can also be heard on recordings with the Brass Band of Battle Creek, the Brass Band of Central Florida, the University of Florida Wind Symphony and the Walt Disney World Company.

As a composer, Gail was commissioned to compose "Psychedelic Dances" for the Tuba-Euphonium Quartet of the USAF Reserve and was commissioned to compose "A Euphers Dream", for the International Women's Brass Conference. Several of Gail's tuba and euphonium ensemble arrangements and compositions are published by and the Tuba and Euphonium Press. She has also arranged for The University of Florida Gator Marching Band and Valdosta State University Blazin' Brigade and other Florida high schools. She is also the founder and coordinator of the Orlando TUBAMANIA and the coordinator of the Orlando TUBACHRISTMAS.

In May 2009, Gail recorded a new CD with Tubist, Dr. Stacy Baker, called SYMBIOSISDUO. Several of the works recorded by the duo were newly commissioned works written especially for the duo. Composers include: Christopher Marshall, Brian Balmages, Chris Sharp, Kimberly Archer, T.O. Sterrett, and Phillip Bimstein.

Gail most recently become a Willson Euphonium Artist and her euphonium of choice is the Willson 2950 with a Warburton/Gail Robertson mouthpiece.