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STEVE CALL

Dr. Steve Call has been a distinguished member of Brigham Young University's Music Faculty since 1979, holding the title of Professor of Music. His teaching repertoire includes courses in tuba and euphonium performance, jazz piano, and jazz studies. Additionally, he directs the renowned BYU Jazz Legacy Band. As a soloist, Dr. Call has graced stages across the United States, presenting guest recitals and concerto performances. His solo rendition of Tubby the Tuba for solo tuba, narrator, and orchestra was immortalized on CD as part of Macmillan-McGraw Hill's Share the Music series.

Dr. Call's musical prowess extends beyond the classroom and solo performances. He has collaborated with various jazz and chamber ensembles, showcasing his talents across North America, Europe, and Asia. His roles have included Principal Euphonium with Utah Premiere Brass and Principal Tuba with the Wintergreen Summer Festival Orchestra in Virginia. Currently, Dr. Call lends his musical expertise to several esteemed groups, playing euphonium with the Great Western Rocky Mountain Brass Band of Colorado, contrabass saxhorn (American Civil War-era tuba) with the Yankee Brass Band of New England, and tuba with the New Hot 5 Jazz Band in the USA and France.

Notably, Dr. Call's music video, "Jazz for Cows," has garnered over 7.5 million views on YouTube, making it the most viewed modern "Dixieland Jazz Band" video on the platform. He is a passionate advocate for the tuba in jazz, having authored numerous articles and reviews on jazz tuba. His expertise is further highlighted by his contributions to The Tuba Source Book, published by Indiana University Press, where he authored two chapters on the tuba in jazz and commercial music.

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