Applied Tuba and Euphonium
Currently serving as Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at UNC Charlotte, Dr. Ian McCollum enjoys balancing active performing and composing activity in conjunction with high school ensemble education in the greater Charlotte area, as well as active clinician work across the southeast. He has spent the last several years earning a reputation of versatility, sensitivity, and musical conviction in both his performances and compositions.
A largely self-taught composer, he has written for brass, strings and percussion and endeavors to bridge the gap between performer and audience with each composition. As an avid performer, Dr. McCollum’s experience in ensemble settings ranges from orchestral to jazz and swing bands on tuba, euphonium, and trombone. He is also a prize-winning soloist and has enjoyed competing nationally and internationally.
Dr. McCollum holds a Doctorate of Brass Performance from Florida State University, a Masters of Music from Columbus State University, and a Bachelors of Music from the University of North Alabama. His primary teachers include Eddie Elsey, Martin Cochran, Andrew Miller, Paul Ebbers, and Justin Benavidez.