Dr. Gary Brattin is the newly appointed Assistant Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Central Missouri. He recently received the Doctor of Musical Arts in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Washington, serving as Graduate Assistant Director of Athletic Bands and Conducted several UW concert bands, including the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Campus Band and Summer Band. His Bachelor of Music in Tuba Performance and dual-emphasis Master of Music in Tuba Performance and Instrumental Conducting are both from the University of Northern Colorado.
Dr. Brattin was previously Assistant Professor of Music
at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas, where he
conducted the symphonic band, athletic bands, brass
choir and taught applied low brass. He was also Director
of Bands at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.
Other wind ensembles conducted include the Taiwan
Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble, Sirens Concert Band,
and is currently Conductor of the Yuetao Symphonic Wind
Ensemble, each from Taiwan.
Previous K-12 teaching positions include the bands at
Northglenn High School (Colorado), middle school bands
and elementary school strings at International School
Bangkok (Thailand), and the bands at Taipei Municipal
Chien Kuo, Chung Shan Girls, Ching Mei Girls Sr. High
On the tuba, Brattin performed frequently with the
Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and held Principal Tuba
positions with the Boulder Philharmonic, Taiwan
Symphony, Taipei Symphony, and Taipei Sinfonietta &
Philharmonic Orchestras. He has won three concerto
competitions and has been a featured soloist with
professional and collegiate orchestras and wind
ensembles on numerous occasions.
Gary has written chapters on composers Chen Qian and
Rolf Rudin in “A Composer’s Insight: Thought, Analysis
and Commentary on Contemporary Masterpieces for Wind
Band – Volume V” ed. Timothy Salzman. Meredith
Publications / Hal Leonard (2012).
With his extensive background in the marching activity,
having written drills to over 260 band and corps shows
and counting, part of Dr. Brattin’s new responsibilities
will be designing the UCM marching band shows and
overseeing the basketball bands.
Active internationally as a music adjudicator,
clinician, tubist, show designer and guest conductor,
Dr. Brattin has made music in Australia, Canada, China,
France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Italy, Japan,
Malaysia, The Netherlands, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand,
and throughout the United States.
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