Eugene Dowling

B.M.(Mich.St.), M.M.(Northwestern)
Teaching Professor Emeritus.
Tuba, Euphonium, Trombone, Aural Skills

MacLaurin Building (Music Wing)
By Appointment

Brief Biography

Eugene Dowling studied with euphonium virtuoso Leonard Falcone (Michigan State) and legendary pedagogue Arnold Jacobs, former principal tubist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (Northwestern). At Northwestern, he also studied conducting with the late John P. Paynter.

For twenty-five years, Dowling was Principal Tubist with the Victoria Symphony and has been a faculty member of the School of Music, University of Victoria for over thirty years. His recording The English Tuba on the Fanfare/Pro Arte label was nominated for a Juno Award (the Canadian equivalent of the Grammy) and received a number of favourable reviews and North America-wide radio play. Under Dowling's direction, the Victoria TUBACHRISTMAS ensemble has raised thousands of dollars for local charities and has been featured in such diverse venues as CBC TV's The Journal and with the Victoria Symphony Christmas Pops program.

During his recent sabbatical, Dowling's travels took him to Oregon, Alberta, Idaho and Vancouver, British Columbia. He presented master classes to students in six universities and was featured as recitalist and collaborated with resident professors.  He maintains an active schedule as a soloist, clinician and chamber musician. Eugene Dowling is a Yamaha Artist.

Media reviews:

"Eugene Dowling establishes himself as a highly accomplished soloist. Dowling performs with great technical mastery and exceptional command of the extreme upper range..." The Instrumentalist Magazine

"Dowling possesses a sure sense of musical value..." The Portland Oregonian

(Dowling's performance was) "serenely lyrical" The Victoria Times-Colonist

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