Western PASSHE Low Brass Consortium


Deanna Swoboda

DEANNA SWOBODA is Assistant Professor of Music at Western Michigan University where she teaches tuba and euphonium, Music Entrepreneurship, coaches chamber music, and performs with the Western Brass Quintet, a resident faculty ensemble.

Prior to joining the WMU music faculty, Swoboda was a member of the Dallas Brass, a 6-piece ensemble that travels the United States and Europe presenting hundreds of concerts each year and working extensively in the public schools and at colleges and universities. Swoboda is also the creator and performer of a motivational recruiting video and music workshop called “Band Blast Off.”  She travels the United States performing this program along with recitals and motivational master classes.  

Prior to her appointment at WMU, Swoboda taught at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Las Vegas Arts Academy. She has also taught at the University of Northern Iowa, University of Denver, University of Idaho.  As an international performer and clinician she has been a guest at the National Conservatory of Madrid (Spain), Deutschen Tubaforum–Hammelberg (Germany), The Higher School for the Arts in Porto, Portugal, and the St Petersburg Conservatory in St Petersburg, Russia. As a clinician and performer, Swoboda has appeared at the national and northwest regional conventions of Music Educators National Conference (MENC) on numerous occasions, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, International Women’s Brass Conference, The Army Band Tuba Euphonium Conference, International Tuba-Euphonium Conferences, and for state music educator associations.  Deanna Swoboda currently serves as Vice President/President elect for I.T.E.A., the International Tuba Euphonium Association, as well as Secretary for the International Leonard Falcone Euphonium Tuba Festival.  She earned her Bachelor of Music at University of Idaho, Masters of Music at Northwestern University, and Doctorate at Arizona State University. 

Her solo CD, “Deanna’s Wonderland,” was released on Summit Records in 1999.  Her new solo CD is entitled “Shamanic Journey” and features the music of women composers.  It will be released in May 2010.