Jake Fews, Tuba
Tubist Jake Fewx is an active student, teacher, and performer in the music community. Hailing from Sherwood, Oregon, Fewx holds degrees from the Yale School of Music (MMA ‘19, MM ‘18) and the University of Oregon (BM Tuba Performance ‘16, magna cum laude) where he was recognized as the most outstanding performer of his class.
An accomplished soloist, Fewx has earned awards and high praise for his playing at the state-wide, regional, and international level. Most notably, Fewx was awarded first prize in the prestigious Leonard Falcone International Tuba Artist Solo Competition in 2018. In the spring of the same year, Fewx was selected as one of the winners of the Yale School of Music Woolsey Concerto Competition, the first tubist to ever receive the honor. In 2014, Fewx was awarded first prize in the Eugene Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition where he performed the J.N. Hummel Trumpet Concerto and Rimsky-Korsakov's Flight of the Bumblebee with the Eugene Symphony later that year. In early 2019, Fewx was featured as a guest performer at the US Army Tuba Euphonium Workshop in Washington D.C.
Fewx's orchestral career has brought him around the country to collaborate with renowned groups such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Eugene Symphony, and the Astoria Music Festival Orchestra in venues such as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. For the 2015-16 season, Fewx held a one-year fellowship with the Orchestra Next ballet orchestra under the direction of Brian McWhorter. Fewx has performed with other notable groups such as the Brass Project, Mel Brown Jazz Orchestra, Yale Faculty Brass Trio, and the Patriot Concert Brass of New York City.
In his free time, Fewx enjoys traveling, collecting vinyl records, gaming, and spending time outdoors. His major teachers include Carol Jantsch, Michael Grose, and JáTtik Clark.