Curtis Peacock

Curtis Peacock burst onto the music scene by winning first place in the Arizona All-State tuba auditions during his freshmen year in high school. By graduation, he had already performed as a soloist on National Public Radio and played principal tuba in National Honor Bands in Washington D.C. and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Later, he studied with some of the best tuba players in the world including Sam Pilafian, Patrick Sheridan and Chris Olka. Dr. Peacock holds degrees in music performance from the University of Washington and Arizona State unversity. In 2011, Dr. Peacock became the first tuba player to win the prestigious Frances Walton classical solo competition hosted by the Ladies Musical Club of Seattle. As part of this prize, he toured Washington, performed a solo recital on Seattle’s KING-FM radio and purchased an engagement ring for his wife, Lyndi, with the prize money. Dr. Peacock wrote a new third stream Concerto for tuba and winds in 2012. A reduction for tuba and jazz piano trio is published by the Tuba Euphonium Press. In 2015, Dr. Peacock created new editions of the 1885 tuba solo, “Beelzebub” by Catozzi for solo and band as well as a new reduction solo for tuba and piano. These new editions are published by Carl Fischer Music. Dr. Peacock has served on the faculty at Northern Arizona University, Central Washington University, BASIS Prescott and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.