Oklahoma City University News
Guest Artist Danny Helseth to Present Euphonium Master Class, Recital
Seattle-based euphonium soloist and recording artist Danny Helseth will be in residence at the Bass School of Music at Oklahoma City University March 24-25. He will give a master class 5-7 p.m. Tuesday and perform a 7 p.m. Wednesday recital. Both events are free and open to the public.
The Fulbright scholar is a former member of the United States Air Force Band in Washington, D.C., who performed as a chamber musician and clinician at universities all over the United States as a member of the Tower Brass Quintet. He recently completed his debut solo album, “Snapshots!”
Searching for new music, and new ways of musical expression, Helseth
has premiered several works including “Dream” for euphonium and string quartet by Joseph T. Spaniola; “Concerto” for euphonium and orchestra by James Kazik; and “6 Moods” for euphonium and piano by Brett Miller.
He has recorded with The North Texas Wind Symphony, the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra, and the United States Air Force Band. He has performed as principal trombonist with the Friday Morning Music Club Symphony in Washington D.C., and the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic, and as euphoniumist with the Serapis Foundation, the Auburn Symphony, and is now principal and solo euphoniumist with Brass Band Northwest.
Helseth earned his Bachelor of Music Education from Central Washington University, his Master’s in Music Performance, Euphonium from The University of North Texas, and a post-graduate Diploma in Performance from The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England.
He is a Besson performing artist and clinician for Buffet Crampon USA, and performs exclusively on a Besson Prestige 2051 Euphonium.