University of Tennessee
Alexander Lapins is Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Tennessee School of Music and is tubist of the UT Faculty Brass Quintet and Quintasonic Brass. A diverse artist, he is the only tubist to have won fellowships at both the Tanglewood Music Center and the Henry Mancini Institute. He has been a featured soloist with a variety of bands and orchestras, and has performed with the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera Orchestra, Charleston Symphony Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Disney Collegiate All-Star Band, the Guy Lombardo Orchestra, the New Sousa Band and Harvey Phillips’ Tubacompany. As a session musician Dr. Lapins can be heard on hundreds of recordings for a wide variety of productions and publications. He is the author of “Dueling Fundamentals for Two Tubas” (2018) and Dueling Fundamentals for Two Euphoniums” (2019), published by Mountain Peak Music, and he is author of the “Tuba” Chapter of Mountain Peak Music’s “Teaching Brass” (2020). He earned degrees from James Madison University, the University of Michigan and Indiana University. His principal teachers include Daniel Perantoni, Fritz Kaenzig, Kevin Stees, Tony Kniffen and Mike Bunn. Alexander Lapins is an Eastman Artist.