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Lamont School of Music

Faculty: Tuba

Kathleen Aylsworth   Brantigan

Kathy Brantigan
  • Office:  Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 408
  • Phone:  303-871-6885
  • Email:  kathy@denverbrass.org
  • Background: 

    Kathleen Aylsworth Brantigan, tuba instructor, has studied with Abe Torchinsky and Gene Porkony.  She is an active member of the International Tuba-Euphonium Association and currently serves as treasurer of the organization.  Kathy hosted the International Tuba-Euphonium Conference at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music in June of 2006, when more than 600 members from all over the world gathered at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts for a week of concerts, master-classes and exhibits.  She is the founder, executive director and a member of The Denver Brass.  She also performs with the Aries Brass Quintet.

Warren   Deck

Warren Deck
  • Office:  Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 408
  • Phone:  303-871-6885
  • Email:  marwars@aol.com
  • Background: 

    Warren Deck was the Principal Tubist of the New York Philharmonic from 1979-2001.  Before his appointment to the Philharmonic, Warren held the positions of Principal Tubist with the Houston Symphony, and Teacher of Tuba at Rice University for two seasons.  Warren made his solo debut with the Philharmonic in 1989, performing the world premier of Roger Kellaway's Songs of Ascent for Tuba and Orchestra , commissioned by the Philharmonic.  As a member The Juilliard School faculty from 1989-2002, he has been active with students, and has given master classes in many regions of the world including the former Soviet Union, the Far East, and South America.  Apart from the orchestral records Warren has made with the Philharmonic, he has made four recordings with The Canadian Brass for Sony Classical and Philips labels, and Tuba, a recording of leading tuba and euphonium players form Germany and the U.S. on EMI Angel Records.

    In 2001, Warren was diagnosed with focal dystonia in his upper lip, which has ended his playing career. He now lives in Denver, Colorado, where he teaches at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, and teaches at the Aspen Music Festival and School in the summers.