TPTV – Michael Grose

Michael Grose – Tuba People TV

Michael Grose joined the University of Oregon music faculty in 2001 as associate professor of tuba. Prior to coming to Oregon, Grose was principal tubist of the Savannah Symphony Orchestra since 1986 and the Hilton Head Orchestra since 1990. He is currently the principal tubist of the Eugene Symphony.

groseGrose received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University, where he was a student of Arnold Jacobs. After graduation, he continued his private study with Jacobs until 1998.

Before assuming his position in Savannah, Grose was a tubist with Civic Orchestra of Chicago and the Illinois Philharmonic. He has performed with the Chicago, Oregon, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Honolulu, Charleston, and Jacksonville symphonies, and the Boise Philharmonic. An accomplished chamber musician, Grose received the Sweepstakes Award at the Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition, making him the first tubist to receive that prize. Grose was also a prize-winner at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition in Pasadena, California. Both awards came while he was a member of the Chicago-based Asbury Brass Quintet. A founding member of the Millar Brass Ensemble, Grose has recorded for the London/Decca and Crystal Records labels.

Professor Grose is a member of the Oregon Brass Quintet, the faculty brass ensemble at the University of Oregon. Since coming to UO, he has developed a special website, Tube People, to highlight UO tuba-euphonium activities, and to offer educational/pedagogical materials about the tuba and euphonium to interested students, educators, and enthusiasts.
Mr. Grose was formerly an adjunct faculty member at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Georgia Southern University, and a faculty-artist at the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina.

Tuba is the official website of the University of Oregon tuba and euphonium studio.


Along with Puddles, Michael Grose has interviewed over 75 students of Arnold Jacobs as a part of Tuba People TV on Youtube where it is “Arnold Jacobs all the Time.”

He has been assisted by Josh Grose, Emily Grose, John Church, Stephen Young, Charles Schuchat, Brian McGoldrick, Derek White, Joseph Ready, Jake Fewx, Charles Meldrum, Michael Becker, Kenny Ross, Gavin Milligan, and of course Puddles the Duck.

Here are the interviews of many of Arnold Jacobs’ students in alphabetical order:

TPTV Interviews A-F

TPTV Interviews G-M

TPTV Interviews N-Q

TPTV Interviews R-Z


The Legacy of Arnold Jacobs – An interview with Michael Grose