George Palton, adjunct professor of tuba at Marshall, will give a solo tuba
recital, accompanied by pianist Mila Markun, at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, in
Smith Music Hall on Marshall’s Huntington campus.
Palton said he will perform a wide array of transciptions and original works for tuba, featuring works by Bozza, Faure, Penderecki, Winteregg, York and Mantia. Several of the compositions will be featured on his upcoming recording project.
Along with his duties at Marshall, Palton is active teaching in the public schools. He holds D.M.A. and M.M. degrees in tuba performance from the University of Kentucky and B.M.M.E. and B.M. degrees from Bowling Green State University. Previous teaching appointments included West Virginia State University, the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University.
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) and the National Federation of Music Clubs Orchestral Brass Solo Competition (2001), along with second places 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 premiered Azucar! by Alice Gomez. He also has given solo performances at 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.
Admission is free and open to the public. For further information about this concert or music at Marshall University, please call 304-696-3117 or email Palton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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