Brian Gallion joined the faculty at Southeastern Louisiana University in the Fall of 2010 where he teaches applied euphonium and tuba in addition to his responsibilities as director of the Southeastern Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble. He is also an instructor of music at Baton Rouge Community College where he teaches Music Appreciation and Music History. Gallion holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in tuba performance from Louisiana State University, the Master of Music Degree in tuba performance from LSU, as well as the Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Dr. Gallion currently holds the position of principal tuba with the Rapides Symphony Orchestra (Alexandria, LA), the Lake Charles (LA) Symphony Orchestra, and the Monroe (LA) Symphony Orchestra. He held the same position with the La Grange Symphony Orchestra (La Grange, Georgia), and has also performed with the symphony orchestras of Knoxville (TN), Kingsport (TN), the Transylvania Symphony Orchestra, and the Repertory Symphony Orchestra. He is also a former member of Tara Winds, a professional wind ensemble based in Atlanta, GA, comprised primarily of professional musicians and music educators.
As a soloist, Dr. Gallion has appeared throughout the United States in both competition and concert. His most notable achievements were as a finalist in the 6th Annual Tubonium Solo Tuba Competition in St. Paul, Minnesota, and as a semi-finalist in the Artist Solo Competition as part of the 2008 International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Cincinnati, OH. Most recently he appeared as the featured soloist with the Red River Wind Symphony in Alexandria, LA.
As a chamber musician, Gallion has found much success with the Ninkasi Tuba Quartet, of which he is a founding member. Gallion and the quartet were winners of the 2011 Louisiana MTNA chamber music competition, and were runners up at the divisional level in Norman, Oklahoma. They were also invited guests at the 2011 Great Plains Regional Tuba Conference in Pittsburg, KS. He is also in the process of releasing his first CD to appear on the Mark Custom Recordings Label an album of tuba duets with Dr. Joseph Skillen of Louisiana State University.
Additionally, Gallion is very interested in expanding the literature for the tuba and euphonium. As such, he reviews new works and recordings for the International Tuba and Euphonium Association (ITEA) Journal. He is also an active arranger with several of his arrangements having been performed at various International Tuba and Euphonium Conferences throughout the US. Dr. Gallion’s arrangements are published by Cimmaron Press.
In August 2011, Gallion was appointed the Advertising Coordinator for the International Tuba and Euphonium Association. With this position, he is responsible for securing and maintaining advertising clients, for both the ITEA Journal, and the newly launched ITEA website (www.iteaonline.org).
Priorto his time at Southeastern and BRCC, Gallion was the director of bands at Callaway Middle School in La Grange, Georgia, the assistant band director at Callaway High School, and one of the founding directors of the La Grange College Athletic Band Program.
He currently resides in Zachary, LA with his wife and their daughter Renée.
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