Demondrae "Bid D" Thurman
Since joining the faculty at Alabama, Mr. Thurman has being extremely active as a soloist and clinician throughout North America. He has been a guest artist and/or adjudicator at the 2000 U.S. Army Ground Forces Tuba/Euphonium Conference, 1999 and 2001 U.S. Army Band Annual Tuba/Euphonium Conferences, the 1999 Southeastern Tuba/Euphonium Conference and the 2000 International Tuba/Euphonium Conference held in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 2002, he will be a guest artist at the International Tuba/Euphonium Conference held in Greensboro, NC and the prestigious Leonard Falcone Euphonium/Tuba Competition held at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Blue Lake, MI. As a champion of contemporary music, Mr. Thurman has premiered numerous works for solo euphonium including Soliloquies by John Stevens in October of 2000.
Equally in demand as a trombonist, Mr. Thurman has performed with the Alabama Symphony, Tuscaloosa Symphony, Hot Springs Festival Orchestra, and as a member of the Tuscaloosa Horns with such Motown recording artists as The Temptations, The Four Tops and The Supremes.
Demondrae Thurman is a Boosey and Hawkes Performing artist and plays Besson euphoniums exclusively.
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