Paul Budde

Faculty

Adjunct Instructor in Music

Dr. Paul J. Budde earned a Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (1993), a Masters Degree in Tuba Performance from the University of Minnesota (2004), and a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Minnesota (2011).  Paul is currently on faculty at Gustavus Adolphus College (Music Education and Euphonium/Tuba), the University of St. Thomas (Music Theory, World Music), and St. Cloud State University (Music Education).  Previously, Paul taught Tuba and Euphonium at Bethel University, Mankato State University, the University of St. Thomas, and the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire as well as courses in Music Education at the University of Minnesota.  

Paul’s current research involves investigating various teaching methods in an effort to find more effective ways to teach tonguing/articulation to young musicians.  His dissertation study, An Analysis of Methods for Teaching Middle School Band Students to Articulate (University of Minnesota, 2011) is a first step in this regard.  In addition, Paul recently released a CD (Practice Room Grooves, available on iTunes) made up of warm-up exercises that serves as a means to improve intonation and time during independent practice. 

Dr. Budde is an active performer (tuba) and clinician in and around the Twin Cities of Minnesota.  He is a member of the St. Anthony Brass Quintet and has played in numerous ensembles, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Encore Wind Ensemble, Lake Wobegon Brass Band, and the Saint Paul Civic Symphony among others.  Paul’s collegiate tuba quartet, The Pistons, was the first-place winner of the first-ever International Tuba/Euphonium Quartet Competition in 1992.  Paul’s primary tuba instructors have been Jerry Young and Ross Tolbert, but he has also studied with Arnold Jacobs, Sam Pilafian, and Patrick Sheridan. 

In addition to teaching and performing, Paul is the creator and chairperson of Tubonium, a two-day tuba and euphonium workshop (held at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN), bringing world-renowned guest artists from around the world to this Minnesota event.  He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Band Director’s Association.

For more information on Dr. Paul J. Budde, please visit www.houseoflowaire.com.  

Education

BME - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, MM - University of Minnesota, Ph.D. - University of Minnesota


Courses Taught

Current

MUS-191 (Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble), MUS-258 (Euphonium), MUS-259 (Tuba), MUS-358 (Euphonium), MUS-359 (Tuba), and MUS-378 (Classroom Music Methods K-12)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
MUS-258Euphonium222013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, 2008/FA, 2008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2004/FA
MUS-358Euphonium152013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-191Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble142013/SP, 2012/SP, 2011/SP, 2010/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, and 2007/SP
MUS-359Tuba122013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-259Tuba112013/FA, 2013/SP, 2012/FA, 2012/SP, 2011/FA, 2011/SP, 2010/FA, 2010/SP, 2009/FA, 2009/SP, and 2008/FA
MUS-256Euphonium92008/SP, 2007/FA, 2007/SP, 2006/FA, 2006/SP, 2005/FA, 2005/SP, and 2004/FA
MUS-194Chamber Brass Ensemble22013/FA
MUS-378Classroom Music Methods K-1222013/SP and 2012/SP