Dr. Seth Fletcher, Senior Lecturer in Music, serves on the faculty at the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he teaches private low brass, core music curriculum courses, and directs the Loper Low Brass Ensemble and UNK Brass Quintet. Prior to joining the faculty at U.N.K, Seth served as founding director for the Manchester Community Band, a community outreach and educational organization in Manchester, TN. He has been a featured performer and lecturer at several international and regional conferences in both the U.S. and abroad, most recently at the Great Plains Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference, the Australian Society for Performing Artists’ Healthcare 4th Annual Conference in Melbourne, and the Nebraska Music Educator’s Association Annual Conference/Clinic in Lincoln.
Seth’s doctoral research regarding focal task-specific embouchure dystonia presented a comprehensive literature review and detailed case study, laying the groundwork for the further development of healthy pedagogical methods and philosophies. An avid promoter of new music for the euphonium, and chamber music in particular, his research in that area has been published in Guide to the Euphonium Repertoire: The Euphonium Source Book.
As a soloist, Seth has been a featured guest of the Kearney Symphony Orchestra, the UNK Wind Ensemble, the UNK Jazz-Rock Ensemble, the Emporia State University Percussion Ensemble, the UNK Brass Quintet, the Tennessee Tech Symphony Band, the Tennessee Tech Orchestra, the Tintwistle Brass Band and the Douglas High School Concert Band. Seth has performed and recorded extensively with several groups, appearing at Carnegie Hall with the 40th Anniversary Tennessee Tech All-Star Tuba Ensemble in January of 2007. In 2003, he appeared as a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall with the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, performing his own arrangement of the finale to Vladimir Cosma’s Euphonium Concerto, which was subsequently recorded on the CD Carnegie VI. He can be heard on recordings by the Tennessee Tech Symphony Band, the Tennessee Tech Tuba Ensemble, Euphoniums Unlimited, and the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Ensemble. Seth holds degrees from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, The Royal Northern College of Music, and Tennessee Technological University and his teachers include Dennis AsKew, Steven Mead, and R. Winston Morris.