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John Tuinstra

  • Office Location: Greenhill Center Of The Arts 2014
  • Phone: (262) 472-5709
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  • Department(s): Music
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B.M.E., M.M.E., D.M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison


John Tuinstra holds BM and MM degrees in Music Education and a DMA in Tuba Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with minors in Music Education and Conducting. He began his association with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Music in 1984 and currently serves as Assistant Director of Bands and instructor of euphonium and tuba at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.  Since joining the faculty at UWW, he has taught courses in music education, music appreciation, interdisciplinary arts appreciation and brass pedagogy.  He is Principal Tuba with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and The Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, and is a member of the Willson Tuba Quartet. He performs with various orchestras including the Madison, Beloit-Janesville, Rockford and Dubuque Symphonies.

Classes Taught

Concert Band, Applied Tuba and Euphonium, Low Brass Techniques, World of the Arts