Faculty, Interlochen Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Institute
Professor of Music, Indiana University
D.M.A., Trombone Performance, University of Alabama; M.M., Euphonium Performance, University of Wisconsin; B.M., Euphonium Performance, University of Alabama
Over the last 20 years, Demondrae Thurman has established a worldwide reputation through his varied experiences as a euphonium soloist, educator, chamber musician, and conductor. He has given performances in Canada, Hungary, Japan, Hong Kong, Germany, France, Taiwan, Macau, Norway, China, Italy, Austria, England, Wales, and throughout the United States. Demondrae is a frequently invited guest at many of the world's most noted festivals and conferences for Low Brass including the International Euphonium Tuba Conference, the United States Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop, and the Leonard Falcone International Solo Competition.
Demondrae has released three solo recordings, all of which have received stellar reviews. His latest album, Snapshots, received the Silver Medal for Best Album by Global Music Awards. The Sotto Voce quartet has four studio recordings in addition to a live performance recording from the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, the most prominent music educators conference in the United States. Demondrae can also be heard on recordings with the Temptations, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Brass Band of Battle Creek, Saint Louis Lows Brass Collective, and the Isthmus Brass.
Currently, Demondrae is Professor of Music at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. The position was created for him to utilize his specific skills and expertise in euphonium and brass chamber music. He is also serves on the faculty of Samford University and has given masterclasses and clinics at many of the world's leading colleges and universities for low brass.
Demondrae Thurman is a Miraphone Performing Artist and plays exclusively the Miraphone 5050 Ambassador Edition euphonium which was designed specifically for him. He also plays the custom Demondrae model mouthpiece manufactured by Warburton Music Products and is a Shires Trombone Performing Artist.