College of Visual and Performing Arts Dean bruce d. mcclung has announced the appointment of Stephanie Ycaza as Assistant Professor of Tuba/Euphonium in CVPA’s School of Music.
Prior to her appointment at UNCG, Dr. Ycaza served as Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at the University of Northern Iowa. She has also served on the music faculties of Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, Longwood University, and the University of Richmond.
Dr. Ycaza is a founding member of Calypsus Brass, a brass quintet dedicated to performing new works and providing recordings for composers. Calypsus is committed to promoting the works of composers from historically marginalized groups and serves as an Ensemble-in-Residence for Rising Tide Music Press. Dr. Ycaza is active as an orchestral musician and currently serves as Principal Tuba of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony. Her recent solo performances have focused on music for low brass with electronic accompaniment, music by women composers, and her own transcriptions and arrangements for tuba and euphonium. She has performed as a soloist, offered masterclasses, and presented on the topic of mindfulness in music around the United States and in South America.
Dr. Ycaza holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Shenandoah University, a Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma from Yale University, and a Bachelor of Music degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has studied with Ross Walter, Toby Hanks, Mike Roylance, Andrew Hitz, and Michael Bunn. Dr. Ycaza is a Miraphone Tuba Artist.