Faculty Profile  Faculty ProfileLast Modified Time: 01:24:00 PM Tue, 23 Aug 2011 
 Donald C Little
 Contact Information
Donald C Little
Regents Professor-College of Music, Regent Professor-Performance
 
Contact address   University of North Texas/ Department of Music-Instrumental Studies, 1155 Union Circle # 311367, Denton, Texas 76203     Office LocationMusic Building, Room No.: 227 
Email  donald.little@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-3741    Fax No: (940) 565-2002   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Master of Music Tuba Performance Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1971
Bachelor of Music Education The Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 1970
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Fall 2012MUCM3530500Brass Chamber Music  
Spring 2010MUCM3530500Brass Chamber Music0 
Fall 2011MUCM3530500Brass Chamber Music Download Syllabus
Fall 2010MUCM3530500Brass Chamber Music Download Syllabus
Fall 2009MUCM3530500Brass Chamber Music0 
toggle toggle  Research and Expertise
Brass chamber music arrangements and transcriptions
 
Cimbasso performance: opera orchestra
 
Tuba and low brass appraisals for insurance
 
Tuba and low brass instruction
 
Tuba clinician
 
Tuba performance: symphony orchestra, opera orchestra, brass chamber music and soloist
 
Tuba solo arrangements and transcriptions
 
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
1976-PresentRegents ProfessorCollege of Music University of North Texas
1973-1976Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Music University of Northern Iowa
1972-1973Instructor of TubaDepartment of Music William R. Harper College
1971Teaching AssistantSchool of Music Northwestern University
toggle toggle Faculty Workload
Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2014-2015601030
2013-2014601030
2012-2013503020
2011-2012404020
2010-2011404020
2009-2010404020
toggle toggle Publications
  Type  Publications per page   
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  YearPublication  Type
2008
A Short Remembrance of One of Our Finest: Mark J. Wolfe, A Tubist Extraordinaire
 
Donald Little and Danny Vinson
International Tuba Euphonium Association Journal, Volume 35, Number 3
Other
2005
Published
Four Serious Songs (Vier ernste Gesange) (1896), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) edited for euphonium and piano
 
Donald C. Little
Kagarice Brass Editions, Denton, TX
Other
2005
Published
Four Serious Songs (Vier ernste Gesange) (1896), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) edited for tuba and piano
 
Donald C. Little
Kagarice Brass Editions, Denton, TX
Other
2005
Published
Four Serious Songs (Vier ernste Gesange) (1896), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) edited for trombone and piano
 
Donald C. Little
Kagarice Brass Editions, Denton, TX
Other
1992
Published
Solo-Pak for Tuba Part Three, three solos for tuba and piano
 
Donald C. Little
Medalist Band Course, CCP Belwin, Inc., Miami, Fl
Other
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
YearTitleRoleOrganization
2002Theresa RaquinTobias PickerDallas Opera Orchestra
2001The Cliburn, Playing on the EdgeconductorFort Worth Symphony Orchestra
2000A Prairie PortraitconductorFort Worth Symphony Orchestra/Don Edwards/Waddie Mitchell; John Giordano
2000The Majesty of ChristmasconductorFort Worth Chamber Orchestra/Southwestern Seminary Oratorio Chorus; C. David Keith
2000Carmina BuranaconductorFort Worth Symphony Orchestra; John Giordano
1995Fort Worth ISD Imagination Celebration master classesMaster ClassPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1993Edinburg High School NorthMaster ClassPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1993University of Texas at ArlingtonClinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1992Fort Worth Symphony Orchestraconcerto performancesPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1992Lexington, Kentucky, International Tuba-Euphonium ConferencepanelistPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1992National Music Camp, Interlochen Arts AcademyclinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1991Arkansas State Universitysoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1991Corpus Christi State Universitysoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1991University of Central Arkansassoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1991Fort Worth Chamber OrchestrasoloistPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1991Sherman ISDclinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1991Haltom City High SchoolclinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1991Carroll Middle SchoolClinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1991Copperus Cove High SchoolClinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1991Duncanville ISDClinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1991Grapevine ISDClinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1991Clebourne ISDClinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1991National Music Camp, Interlochen Arts AcademyClinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1990Sapporo, Japan, International Tuba-Euphonium ConferencepanelistPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1989National Music Camp, Interlochen Arts AcademyclinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1989University of Calgary, CANADAsoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1988National Music Camp, Interlochen Arts AcademyclinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1988Fort Worth Chamber OrchestrasoloistPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1987University of Nebraska at Omahasoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1987Fort Worth Chamber OrchestrasoloistPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1987Sacramento, Californiasoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1987University of North Carolina at Greensborosoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1987University of Texas at Austinsoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1986International Tuba-Euphonium Conferencelecture recitalistPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1985Fort Worth Civic Orchestrasolo concerto performancePast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1984Arkansas State Universitysoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1984Arkansas Tech Universitysoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1984University of Central Arkansassoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1982North Central Washington MuseumsoloistPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1980Garland TX Tuba-Euphonium Symposiumsoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1980Mercer (GA) Universitysoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1979Grayson County CollegesoloistPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1976University of North Texas Wind EnsemblesoloistPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1976University of Northern Iowa Wind EnsemblesoloistPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1975Arkansas State Universitysoloist/clinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1971Northwestern University Wind EnsemblesoloistPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
toggle toggle Consulting Activities
 Performance Period (YYYY - YYYY or Present)*Company/OrganizationRoleFundingWork Performed
2002-PresentTuba Consultant for Neil A. Kjos Music Company, San Diego, CAOther “The Complete Instrument Reference Guide for Band Directors”
1980-PresentMiraphone eG. Instrument Manufacturer, GERMANYOther Tuba Design Consultant
1976-1990Belwin Mills Publishing CompanyOther Tuba and Euphonium Consultant
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2007-PresentCollege of Music Promotion and Tenure CommitteeMember 
2007-PresentCollege of Music Personal Affairs CommitteeMember 
2004-PresentInstrumental Studies Division Budget CommitteeChair 
2003-PresentAdvisory Council on Diversity, College of MusicMember 
1980-PresentCollege of Music Search Committees, numerous (Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Euphonium, etc.)MemberUNIVERSITY/COLLEGE/DIVISION COMMITTEES & COUNCIL
2009Honorary Advisory BoardMember 
2004-2007Faculty Advisory Committee, College of MusicMember 
2001-2007UNT Faculty Senate CommitteeMember 
2003-2006Instrumental Studies Division Promotion and Tenure/Personal Affairs CommitteeMember 
2001-2004UNT Faculty SenateMember 
2001-2004Executive Committee of the Faculty SenateMember 
2003Instrumental Studies Division Promotion and Tenure/Personnel Affairs CommitteeChair 
1999-2000Instrumental Studies Division Promotion and Tenure/Personnel Affairs CommitteeChair 
1997-2000Instrumental Division Studies Division Promotion and Tenure/Personnel Affairs CommitteeMember 
1999Conference Competitions Review CommitteeMember 
1999Officer Nominations CommitteeMember 
1996-1999College of Music Promotion and Tenure/Personnel Affairs CommitteeMember 
1993-1998Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra New Hall Committee for Bass Performance HallMember 
1997Officer Nominations CommitteeMemberCommittee Assignments in Professional Organizations
1995Officer Nominations CommitteeMemberCommittee Assignments in Professional Organizations
1995International Tuba Euphonium Conference, Northwestern UniversityCoordinatorCommittee Assignments in Professional Organizations
1993-1995Instrumental Studies Division Promotion and Tenure/Personnel Affairs CommitteeChairUNIVERSITY/COLLEGE/DIVISION COMMITTEES & COUNCIL
1992-1995Instrumental Studies Division Promotion and Tenure/Personnel Affairs CommitteeMemberUNIVERSITY/COLLEGE/DIVISION COMMITTEES & COUNCIL
1993-1994Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Peer Review CommitteeMember 
1993-1994Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Artistic Advisory CommitteeMember 
1992-1993Instrumental Studies Division Awards CommitteeMemberUNIVERSITY/COLLEGE/DIVISION COMMITTEES & COUNCIL
1991-1993Board of DirectorsChairmanCommittee Assignments in Professional Organizations
1991-1993International Tuba Euphonium Association committee assignments/offices heldPast-PresidentCommittee Assignments in Professional Organizations
1991-1992Ad Hoc Committee for Promotion, Tenure and Merit for Instrumental DivisionMemberUNIVERSITY/COLLEGE/DIVISION COMMITTEES & COUNCIL
1989-1991International Tuba Euphonium Association committee assignments/offices heldPresidentCommittee Assignments in Professional Organizations
1990International Tuba Euphonium Conference, Sapporo, JapanCo-ChairCommittee Assignments in Professional Organizations
1987-1989International Tuba Euphonium Association committee assignments/offices heldVice-PresidentCommittee Assignments in Professional Organizations
1988Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Associate Conductor Search CommitteeMember 
1975-1983International Tuba Euphonium Association committee assignments/offices heldSecretary-TreasurerCommittee Assignments in Professional Organizations
1980Conference Committee Second National Tuba Euphonium Symposium Workshop, UNTCo-ChairCommittee Assignments in Professional Organizations
1978Dallas and Fort Worth TubaChristmas ConcertsCo-Founder and Coordinator 
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
1995Appreciation Award presented “in recognition of leadership, vision and dedicated service to tuba and euphonium players worldwide”International Tuba Euphonium Association
 Pi Kappa Lambda 
 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America 
 International Tuba Euphonium Association 
 Texas Music Educators Association 
toggle toggle Field Experience
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Company/OrganizationPosition
2008Faculty Brass Ensemble featured in concert with the Denton Bach SocietyCurrent Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
2008Coppell High School, TX, clinicianCurrent Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
2008Sundance Brass, concert Texas A&M University at CommerceCurrent Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
2008Sundance Brass, concert at Dallas Museum of ArtCurrent Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1978-1983Eastman School of Music, Rochester, NY30 semesters hours of graduate courses
1971-1973Chicago Symphony OrchestraStudies and coaching with Arnold Jacobs of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Summit Concert Band of ColoradoCurrent Selected Professional Large Ensemble Performance Activities
Dallas Wind SymphonyCurrent Selected Professional Large Ensemble Performance Activities
Wichita Falls Symphony OrchestraCurrent Selected Professional Large Ensemble Performance Activities
Metropolitan Classical Ballet OrchestraCurrent Selected Professional Large Ensemble Performance Activities
Fort Worth Symphony OrchestraCurrent Selected Professional Large Ensemble Performance Activities
Dallas Opera OrchestraCurrent Selected Professional Large Ensemble Performance Activities
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2007International Tuba Euphonium Regional Conference, Austin, TXclinician 
2007Sundance Brass, concert at A.W. Perry Homestead Museum, Carrollton, TX  
2007Faculty Chamber Brass Ensemble, UNT Musical Outreach concertscoordinator and performer 
2006UNT Musical Outreach coordinated and performed on the inaugural UNT Musical Outreach chamber music concerts
2006Faculty Chamber Brass Ensemble, UNT Musical Outreach concerts, foundercoordinator and performer 
2006Sundance Brass, concert at Dallas Museum of ArtMember 
2006Miraphone Tuba Quartet, performance in Waldkraiburg, GermanyMember 
2006Dallas Wind SymphonyMember 
2006Coppell High Schoolclinician 
2005-Metropolitan Classical Ballet OrchestraPrincipal Tuba 
2005-Symphonic BrassPresent Tuba 
2005Music Teachers National Association Chamber Music CompetitionMember 
2004Coppell High School, TXclinician 
2004Southeast Oklahoma State University, master classclinician 
2003-Sundance Brass, Dallas/FW, TXPresent Tuba 
2003International Tuba Euphonium Regional Conferenceadjudicator 
2003Coppell High School, TXclinician 
2002Coppell High School, TXclinician 
2001-2003Texas Wind Symphony, Dallas/Fort Worth, TXPrincipal Tuba 
2001-Dallas Wind Symphony, Dallas, TXPrincipal Tuba 
2001Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, soloist, Rio Grande Valley TourMember 
2001Fort Worth ISD Imagination Celebration master classesMember 
2001Texas A&M University at Kingsvilleclinician 
2001Coppell High School, TXclinician 
2000Fort Worth ISD Imagination Celebration master classesMember 
1999Fort Worth ISD Imagination Celebration master classesMember 
1998Fort Worth ISD Imagination CelebrationMaster ClassMaster ClassPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1997Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversityMaster ClassPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1997Argyle ISD Middle SchoolClinicianPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activities
1997Fort Worth ISD Imagination CelebrationPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activitiesmaster classes
1996Angelo State UniversityPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activitiesmaster classes
1996Fort Worth ISD Imagination CelebrationPast Selected Clinician, Soloist and Chamber Music Activitiesmaster classes
1995Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis, MOSecond TubaPROFESSIONAL (OTHER) PERFORMANCE POSITION
1993UNT Summer Festival Chamber Music EnsembleTuba and NarratorProfessional Chamber Music Position
1992-1993UNT Summer Music Festival OrchestraPrincipal TubaProfessional Performance Positions
1988-1990Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra, GERMANYPrincipal TubaProfessional Performance Positions
1988-1995The Carillon Brass, Dallas, TXTubaProfessional Chamber Music Position
1988-1990Berlin Symphony Orchestra, Berlin, GERMANYPrincipal Tuba (substitute)PROFESSIONAL (OTHER) PERFORMANCE POSITIONS
1986-Dallas Opera Orchestra, Dallas, TXPrincipal Tuba and Cimbasso 
1985-Texas Winds Brass Quintet, Dallas, TXPrincipal Tuba 
1981Colorado Festival Orchestra, Boulder, COPrincipal TubaProfessional Performance Position
1980-2001Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth, TXPrincipal Tuba 
1980-2001Fort Worth Opera/Ballet Orchestras, Fort Worth, TXPrincipal Tuba 
1978-1984San Antonio Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio, TXPrincipal Tuba (substitute) and Second TubaPROFESSIONAL (OTHER) PERFORMANCE POSITIONS
1977-1987Dallas Ballet Orchestra, Dallas, TXPrincipal TubaProfessional Performance Positions
1977-1995Texas Tuba Quartet, TXTubaProfessional Chamber Music Position
1977-1987Southwestern Brass Quintet, Dallas, TXTubaProfessional Chamber Music Position
1977-1995Dallas Symphony, Dallas, TXPrincipal Tuba (substitute) and Second TubaPROFESSIONAL (OTHER) PERFORMANCE POSITIONS
1976-Faculty Brass, UNTPresent Tuba 
1976-1995Texas Brass Ensemble, TXTubaProfessional Chamber Music Position
1973-1976Waterloo/Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, IAPrincipal TubaProfessional Performance Position
1973-1976Northern Brass Quintet, University of Northern IowaTubaProfessional Chamber Music Position
1972-1973Chicago Civic Orchestra, Chicago, ILPrincipal TubaProfessional Performance Position
1972-1974Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago, ILPrincipal Tuba (substitute) and Second TubaPROFESSIONAL (OTHER) PERFORMANCE POSITIONS
1971-1973Chicago Fine Arts Brass Quintet, Chicago, ILTubaProfessional Chamber Music Position
1970Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore, MDSecond TubaPROFESSIONAL (OTHER) PERFORMANCE POSITIONS
1967-1970York Symphony Orchestra, York, PAPrincipal TubaProfessional Performance Position
 Texas Music Educators AssociationMember 
 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia of AmericaMember 
 International Tuba Euphonium AssociationMember 
 Midwest National Band and Orchestra ClinicsMember 
 Texas Bandmasters Association ConventionsMember 
 Texas Music Educators Association ConventionsMember 
 International Tuba-Euphonium ConferencesMember 
 Arkansas Bandmaster Association ConventionsMember 
 Tallcorn Band Festivals (Iowa)Member 
toggle toggle Additional Information
Tuba Text
Practical Hints on Playing the Tuba, by Donald C. Little, Belwin Mills Publishing Corporation, Melville, NY 1984 (manual for public school and university tuba players published as part of the Belwin Mills Contemporary Band Course.

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