Lance LaDuke

I'm a huge fan of the XO euphonium. The tone, pitch, and ergonomics are fantastic and allow me to do what I need to do without having to fight the instrument. It's the best pro horn I've played.
Lance LaDuke


Internationally known as an educator, performer, and creator, Lance LaDuke teaches at Carnegie Mellon University as Assistant Teaching Professor in Music Entrepreneurship and Euphonium. Lance teaches business, marketing and communications (as part of the CMU Music Entrepreneurship Program), euphonium, created the Modern Musicking Show, co-created the Exploded Ensemble and directs the Tartan Tuba Band. Additionally, he coaches and mentors a variety of budding entrepreneurs and chamber ensembles. Lance is a former member of Boston Brass and the US Air Force Band in Washington DC, has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra the Pittsburgh Symphony, the River City Brass and the Brass Band of Battle Creek. He has taught and/or given masterclasses at some of the world’s finest conservatories, including Juilliard, the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Lance co-wrote and produced “ Band Blast Off, ” a highly successful band recruiting video and maintains an active speaking career, sharing his thoughts on entrepreneurship, practice, leadership, and self-development. His book, “Music Practice Coach, Five Workouts to Get the Most Out of Your Practice Time!” is available as a free PDF download through this site. Lance is an Educational Ambassador for Jupiter Band Instruments and is the co-host of The Brass Junkies Podcast.

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