Dr. Kevin Sanders joined the faculty of the University of Memphis Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music in
2008. While at Memphis, his students have been highly successful in national and
international competitions including the International Tuba Euphonium Association’s
competitions and the Leonarde Falcone International Tuba-Euphonium Competition. In
2014, the University of Memphis Tuba Ensemble released two CDs entitled Axis and Tuba Carols.
Dr. Sanders has been a performer and clinician in Europe, Asia, and North and South
America. He has performed with the American Brass Quintet, Detroit Symphony, Memphis
Symphony, New Mexico Symphony, Macau Orchestra (China), Spoleto USA Festival Orchestra,
Music in the Mountains Festival, New World Symphony, Chicago Civic Orchestra, and
the Jeunesse Musicales World Orchestra for their North American and European tours.
As a soloist, Sanders released his debut solo CD, Long Distance, in the fall of 2014. He can also be heard on the 2011 release of “Radiant Blues” on Mark Records, which includes Charles Booker’s Sonatina for Tuba and Wind Ensemble with the University of Memphis Wind Ensemble.
A devoted educator, Dr. Sanders has authored a play-a-long fundamentals routine for
brass, woodwind, and percussionists entitled The Hollywood Warm-Up and co-developed a fantasy-football style website for musicians called Ultimate Musician’s League with Christian Carichner. He has also served on the board of the Memphis Youth Symphony
and Concert’s International and been a featured clinician at the Washington D.C. Army
Band Tuba-Euphonium Conference and International Tuba-Euphonium Conferences.
Dr. Sanders has held teaching positions at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith,
SUNY-Potsdam Crane School of Music, Arkansas Governor’s School, and the Blue Lake
Fine Arts Camp.
Dr. Sanders holds degrees from the Interlochen Arts Academy, Indiana University, The
Juilliard School and Michigan State University. More information can be found on
his University of Memphis studio website tuba.memphis.edu.