Ramón Garavito, Jr. is a Mexican-American tuba artist and music educator from Tucson, Arizona. An avid soloist, Ramón has been a prizewinner of various international solo competitions including the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference, and the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival. Other accolades include being a winner of the 2020 U.S. Army Tuba-Euphonium Workshop Tuba Solo Competition and the 2019 Frost Bands Concerto Competition. Ramón competed in the 1st Geneva International Tuba Competition in Geneva, Switzerland in 2020. He has also performed as substitute tubist with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet. Additionally, he was a Henry Mancini Institute Orchestral Fellow from 2018-2020.
An active music educator, Ramón is currently a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Tuba/Euphonium Studio at Florida State University and teaches private lessons both virtually and locally in Tallahassee. During his studies at the Frost School of Music, he served as Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Tuba/Euphonium Studio and taught private lessons in Miami. Ramón is also on the teaching roster for Through The Staff, an organization that connects students from low-income households with free private music lessons.
Ramón holds degrees from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami (M.M. Tuba Performance) and Arizona State University (B.M. Tuba Performance). He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Music in Tuba Performance degree from Florida State University.
Ramón’s primary tuba teachers are Dr. Justin Benavidez, Dr. Aaron Tindall, Dr. Deanna Swoboda, and the late Dr. Kelly Thomas.