B.M., M.M., Illinois State University
Edward Risinger joined the faculty at Illinois Wesleyan University in 1997 as instructor of Tuba and Euphonium. He is also the Director of the Titan Band. Risinger performed for four years with the United States Air Force Band in Washington D.C. As a member of the Ceremonial Brass, he played with the Concert Band, Air Force Quintet, and performed numerous times in the Chamber Players Concert Series. In addition, Risinger toured with the Air Force Band in Russia, Norway, Sweden, and the Netherlands. He has performed with the Peoria Ballet, Peoria Symphony and the Illinois Symphony and has played extensively throughout the Midwest and East Coast performing in area symphonies, brass quintets, and as a soloist. He has served as clinician and adjudicator at several music camps and festivals, including ITEA and the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival. Risinger received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Illinois State University where he studied with Ed Livingston. Other teachers include David Fedderly and Rex Martin.
The Tuba and Euphonium Studio
The Tuba/Euphonium studio is quite active. Along with the opportunity to participate in various brass quintets and brass ensembles, students can play in the resident IWU tuba/euphonium quartet which was established in 2002. In the last 10 years we have expanded to add a tuba/euphonium ensemble, a second and third tuba/euphonium quartet and once in a while a Tuba trio and Euphonium Quartet. All chamber groups play on various concerts throughout the year with a studio concert in February. These ensembles provide the students the opportunity to play chamber music and learn the tuba/euphonium ensemble literature. The ensembles are open to everyone in the studio. Students are encouraged to write original compositions for any one of the groups.
Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900