Faculty

Dr. Chris Combest

Assistant Professor

Dr. Chris  Combest
615-898-2476
Room WMB 269, Wright Music Building (WMB)
MTSU Box 47, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2009)
  • M.M., University of Louisville (2005)
  • B.M., Eastern Kentucky University (2001)

Areas of Expertise

Tuba, Music Theory, Chamber Music

Biography

Dr. Chris Combest is Assistant Professor of Tuba in the School of Music where he teaches applied tuba, music theory, directs the MTSU Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, coaches chamber music, and performs with the MTSU Faculty Brass Quintet. A board member of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium-Tuba Competition, Dr. Combest has held teaching positions at the University of Texas-San Antonio, Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign prior to...

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Dr. Chris Combest is Assistant Professor of Tuba in the School of Music where he teaches applied tuba, music theory, directs the MTSU Tuba-Euphonium Ensemble, coaches chamber music, and performs with the MTSU Faculty Brass Quintet. A board member of the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium-Tuba Competition, Dr. Combest has held teaching positions at the University of Texas-San Antonio, Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign prior to joining the faculty at MTSU in 2016. As Principal Tubist with the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra and former tubist with the Louisville Orchestra, Combest has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, The U.S. Army Field Band, Dallas Wind Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony, Huntsville Symphony and various artists including Audra McDonald and film composer John Williams. Combest appears on various recordings for National Public Radio, the BBC, Disney and has served on judging panels for international solo competitions including the prestigious Leonard Falcone Competition and the International Tuba Euphonium Conference Solo Competition. He is a Life Member of the International Tuba Euphonium Association (ITEA) and serves as Competitions Chair and Associate Editor for the ITEA Journal.

Chris Combest is a Buffet Group Performing Artist and Clinician for Melton Meinl Weston instruments.

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