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The Tuba Camp is a celebration of the Hungarian tuba society. Artists and eminent teachers of the most profound brass instrument are delighted to participate in the camp, where young talents can meet and learn from outstanding artists, play music together, go on excursions, have a barbecue and play football. We also welcome students of tuba, euphonium, baritone and tenor horn, and from this year on trombone, to the magical world of tuba camp. Of course, we still welcome all lovers of low brass instruments, young and old alike, who love to hear the sound of these instruments!

László Zalán Kovács
Chief Organiser

Dear Applicants!

Registration has started!

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Dear Applicants!

Started the registration!
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If you have any question, please write an e-mail to tubakurzus@gmail.com

About the camp

The six days of the camp, from 12 to 17 August 2024, will consist of professional and community-building activities. In addition to communal blowing and tuba lessons, the camp teachers will also offer chamber music sessions. But of course, there will also be concerts, community-building activities and recreational activities!

Application deadline: 30 June 2024.

Our teachers

Kovács Zalán László
főszervező
Dr. Koppányi Zsolt
A Debreceni Egyetem tubatanára, egyetemi docens
Bakró-Nagy György "Aladdin"
Pannon Filharmonikusok tubaművésze, Pécsi Művészeti Gimnázium tubatanára
Brunmayr Thomas
Stuttgárti Opera tubaművésze, a baseli és a freiburgi zeneakadémia tanára
Kiss Zoltán
Tenor harsona Mnozil Brass Schagerl művész
Szabó Ferenc Kálmán
Az Egressy Béni Református Művészeti Szakgimnázium harsonatanára
Rózsa István
Az Egressy Béni Református Művészeti Szakgimnázium tubatanára
Veér Mátyás
Stuttgarti Operaház Zenekarának tagja, a Würzburgi Zenei Egyetem tanára és "S.E. Shires" művész

Tuba camps in Hungary:

Hajdúböszörmény (1995; 1997; 1999)
Bicske (2000)
Tiszafüred (2003)
Gödöllő (2008)
Paks (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)

Teaching

In the mornings, the day starts with a joint breathing exercise and a blow-in. In the morning, the primary, secondary and college age groups take part in individual tuba lessons, and after lunch the teachers hold chamber music sessions.

In many musical institutions there are few, often only one, tuba players, so it is not really possible to create a chamber formation with tuba. Therefore, a special opportunity for a tuba camp is the possibility to form a tuba ensemble, a tuba orchestra. Everyone can try their hand at two styles, classical music and jazz, as a member of a tuba orchestra, the upper parts of which can be played by euphonium players, baritone horn players and tenor horn players.

Location:

Pro Artis Elementary Art School
7030 Paks, Deák Ferenc u. 9.

Who can come?

We welcome tuba players, euphonium players, tenor horn players and baritone horn players alike! You can be a beginner or even start playing an instrument at camp! Tuba camp is open to anyone who wants to play the tuba or join the wonderful society of tuba players!

Arrival, departure

Arrival: August 12, 2024, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the music school (First meal: hot lunch)
Departure: August 17, 2024, 5 p.m. (Last meal: hot lunch)
Accommodation

The registration fee includes dormitory accommodation, but family and exclusive accommodation is also available in the city. (Participation in the Tuba Camp does not require shared accommodation, accommodation can be arranged individually.)

  • Dormitory: Bezerédj Elementary School and Student Home in Paks (7030 Paks, Kossuth Lajos u. ‑57.) The dormitory has 4-6 beds in separate boys’ and girls’ rooms, just five minutes from the rooming house. Dormitory accommodation is included in the application fee.
  • Bed and breakfast: those who wish to spend the five days of the Tuba Camp in Paks with their families can choose to stay in a self-catered bed and breakfast.
  • Hotel: If you want to have a comfortable stay in Paks alone, with your partner or family, you can book a hotel room with the right facilities and comfort level for an extra charge.

Catering

The tuba camp provides five meals a day for the applicants. Individual requests and special meal requests can be made to the organisers. Lunch and dinner will be hot meals, breakfast, lunch and snack will be cold meals. Lunch will be served from two menus.
If you need a special meal, don’t forget to let the organisers know!


Leisure

The tuba camp also includes excursions and sports. There will be opportunities for walking, football, ping-pong, outdoor games and, weather permitting, swimming. You should come to the camp with suitable clothing, play equipment and weather-appropriate clothing.


What should I bring?

For professional programmes:

  • Instrument
  • Nozzle
  • Sheet music: tuba school, etudes, performance pieces (for tuba lessons, piano rehearsals, chamber music, etc.)
  • Accessories, metronome, etc.

For camping:

  • Clothing for six days
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (sun and rain protective clothing)
  • Clothing for evening outdoor activities in case of cooler weather
  • Cleanliness and health package
  • If necessary, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, etc.
  • Medicines if necessary
  • Nutritional supplements, medicines, vitamins as required
  • medicines for allergies or other medical conditions

For leisure activities

  • Outfit for trips
  • Sports equipment on request for football and table tennis
  • Garden toys can be brought to the camp on request
  • Beaching is not included in the fixed programme, but it is possible depending on the needs and the weather, so swimsuits and beach equipment are a good idea.
    Programmes

Daily programme:

6:45 wake-up call
7:30 breakfast
8:00 morning gymnastics
8:20 common blowing
9:00 main subject classes
10:15 10:30 main subject classes
11:30 chamber
12:15 lunch
14:00 tuba band
15:30 lunch
15:45 teacher exchange
18:00 concert
19:00 dinner
22:00 curfew