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Dr. Maxwell Briggs


Max Briggs plays the tuba and is a Doctor of Musical Arts. Max teaches tuba and euphonium at the VanderCook College of Music, Lake Forest College, Music Institute of Chicago, and several high schools in the Chicago area. He plays with the Northshore Concert Band, the Gilded Age Town band, Temperance Brass, and Northside Brass. Max is the winner of the 2015 Leonard Falcone Tuba Artist solo competition, and the 2015 Chicago Brass Festival solo competition. Max’s teaching is rooted in the pedagogy of Arnold Jacobs, and is focused on tone, musicality, technique, and the psychology of learning and performance.



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