Charles Villarrubia

Charles Villarrubia's Biography

Charles Villarrubia is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a founding member of Rhythm & Brass. He received his bachelor's degree in music performance at Louisiana State University and a master's degree in music performance from Boston University. He has been a member of the Waterloo Festival Orchestra and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra.

In 1984, he was awarded first prize in the T.U.B.A. orchestral competition, becoming the first individual to win that award. In addition, Villarrubia frequently performs with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops Orchestras.

A staunch advocate of student involvement in chamber music, Villarrubia has authored a book called Team Play with Rhythm & Brass – a guide to making chamber music together. He has also written articles on the subject and been a guest lecturer at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic and the Music Educators National Convention.

Villarrubia has appeared internationally as a guest clinician and performer on his Yamaha tuba with a custom made detachable bell. Villarrubia is a faculty member at Boston University and the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, MA.

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