Meet Michael Pinter, Tuba

If the man in this photo looks familiar, it might be because he is the tuba player on the cover of our new season program!

Michael Pinter originally hails from New Jersey. He received a BA in Music Education in 1958. In 1969 he studied at the Aspen Music Festival where he was thrilled to study under William Bell, the premier player and teacher of the tuba in America during the first half of the 20th century. For a few years, Mike did part-time graduate work at The Juilliard School in New York City. In 1973, he enrolled in the CU Graduate School and went on to receive a Master of Musical Arts in tuba performance.

Mike has taught music from the elementary to university levels. His most memorable teaching experience was at the Singapore American School in the Republic of Singapore.

Over the years, Mike has performed with many bands and orchestras, including the Boulder Philharmonic, New York City Musicians Union Band, and the Radio City Music Hall Orchestra.

Mike currently plays with the Boulder Concert Band and the Brassaholics, a brass quintet comprised of Boulder Concert Band members.

How long have you been in the Boulder Concert Band?
I started when Hugh McMillen organized the modern Boulder Concert Band in the mid-1970s. I left Boulder for about twelve years and rejoined around 1988.

What is the most recent concert you've attended?
The Nutcracker, December 2012.

What is your favorite meal?
Anything Hungarian!

What is your favorite movie?
Memphis Belle