Dr. Alex Avila is one of few tuba/euphonium doublers and has distinguished himself internationally as a solo artist, chamber musician, and educator on both instruments. He was a gold medal recipient in the prestigious Falcone Festival Competition and has placed in several other regional, national, and international competitions. Alex has also been featured as a soloist with The University of Georgia Wind Ensemble, The Austin Symphonic Band, and The Schwob Wind Ensemble.
As a chamber musician, Alex is a member of both the innovative FivE euphonium quartet and classically-oriented Isomer Quartet. FivE creatively blurs the lines between the classical tradition and popular media in producing high quality music videos as well as engaging and interactive live performances. Isomer Quartet, however, challenges preconceptions of what is possible for low brass by tackling reckless transcriptions of existing music. As an orchestral tubist, Alex has performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and the Victoria Symphony Orchestra in Texas as well as the Columbus Symphony (Georgia) Orchestra.
Dr. Alex Avila is Lecturer of Tuba and Euphonium at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music. Prior to this appointment, he served as Visiting Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Texas A&M University – Kingsville. Alex’s students have distinguished themselves by earning spots in the Falcone and MTNA competitions and enjoy a variety of diﬀerent careers as public school music educators, adjunct university professors, and freelance musicians. Alex earned a bachelors degree in music education from The University of Georgia and graduate performance degrees in both euphonium and tuba from The University of Texas
Alex is a Besson performing artist.