Lance LaDuke

Faculty, Interlochen Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Institute

Artist Lecturer in Euphonium, Freshman Advisor and Coordinator of Special and Creative Projects, Carnegie Mellon University; Adjunct Professor of Euphonium, Duquesne University; Euphonium, River City Brass

Lance Laduke is an internationally known educator, performer and creator. He teaches at Carnegie Mellon University as Artist Lecturer in Euphonium, and Freshman Advisor and Coordinator of Special and Creative Projects. Lance teaches business, marketing and communications as part of the CMU Music Entrepreneurship Program, coaches and mentors a variety of chamber ensembles and is also Adjunct Professor of Euphonium at Duquesne University. Lance was a member of Boston Brass and the U.S. Air Force Band in Washington D.C., has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra and currently plays with the River City Brass. He has taught and/or given masterclasses at some of the world's finest conservatories, including Juilliard, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Lance co-wrote and produced "Band Blast Off," a highly successful band recruiting DVD and maintains an active speaking career, sharing his thoughts on practice, leadership, and self-development. Author of "Music Practice Coach, Five Workouts to Get the Most Out of Your Practice Time!", his (almost) daily practice tips on twitter can be found by following @lalaladuke. Lance is also an Educational Ambassador for Jupiter Band Instruments.