George Palton

PaltonTuba, Euphonium
phone: (304)696-3620
office: Smith Music Hall 205



George Palton currently  serves as the Adjunct Professor of Tuba at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia.  Along with his duties at Marshall George is very active teaching in the public schools.  He holds degrees in Tuba Performance at the University of Kentucky (DMA, MM) and Music Education (BMME, BM) at Bowling Green State University.  Previous teaching appointments include West Virginia State University, The University of Kentucky, and Transylvania University.

Dr. Palton has won first place in several solo competitions including the Susan Slaughter International Solo Tuba Competition (2010), the International Tuba Euphonium Conference Tuba Artist Competition (2006), the Bowling Green State University Competition in Music Performance (2002), the National Federation of Music Clubs Orchestral Brass Solo Competition (2001), along with second place at the Susan Slaughter International Solo Brass Competition (2010), and the Potomac Festival Tuba Virtuoso Competition (2006).  He is sought after as a performer and clinician both regionally and throughout the country.  He performed at the 2008 International Tuba Euphonium Conference where he premieredAzucar! by Alice  Gomez.  He also has given solo performances at the 2013 North-East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, the 2011 South-East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, the 2007  Mid-West Regional and North-East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conferences, and the  2006 Phi Mu Alpha National Convention.

In addition to his performing and teaching activities, he is an active arranger and developer of pedagogical materials.  He has published his research and arrangements through The Journal for the International Tuba Euphonium  Association,Tuba-Euphonium Press, RM Williams Publishing Company, and  Cimarron Music.  Finally, his debut solo CD “Tuba in Motion” was recently released through Mark Records and features a variety of original recordings in numerous solo and chamber settings.