July 19, 2024

Dr. Janet Tracy
is a professional tuba player skilled in multiple styles of music performance: Symphonic, Chamber, Commercial, Jazz, Rock, Folk and Sacred.  She performs throughout the United States and Europe as an ensemble performer and soloist.  She commissions and premiers works for solo tuba, tuba and piano, brass quintets and mixed instrument ensembles.  Dr. Tracy is a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 23.

As a teacher/clinician, Dr. Tracy is the  tuba  and euphonium professor at the University of the Incarnate Word and is contracted in four San Antonio school districts.  She has produced nineteen 5 and 6A All State low brass musicians.  Many of her students receive superior ratings on their UIL solos and ensembles and earn positions in Regional,  Area, and State honor bands.  Those students who chose to make music their careers have been accepted into highly acclaimed music departments such as the  New England Conservatory, Arizona State University, University of Indiana- Bloomington, University of Texas - Austin, University of North Texas- Denton, Texas State University- San Marcos.
Dr. Tracy holds the Doctorate in Musical Arts Degree in Tuba Performance from the University of Texas- Austin, the Master of Music in Tuba Performance from Oklahoma City University, and the Bachelor in Music Education in Instrumental Music from the University of Oklahoma- Norman.  Her applied tuba teachers include, Steve Bryant, Michael Sanders, Larry Bird, Dennis Bubert, Tony Baker and Arnold Jacobs.

George A. Fahlund 
Bassist, Educator, native Texan. Mr. Fahlund, was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He started playing double bass in 1982 at the age of seven as a student in the University of Texas String Project. Mr. Fahlund relocated to San Antonio after marrying his amazing wife in 2020, and is excited to call the Alamo City his new home.
Mr. Fahlund has performed with The San Antonio Philharmonic Orchestra, SA Harmonie, Austin Symphony Orchestra, Mid-Texas Symphony Orchestra, Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, Waco Symphony Orchestra and Austin Opera. He has also played both string bass and electric bass for Zachary Scott Theatre, Austin Playhouse and Zilker Theatre Productions.  Mr. Fahlund is a proud alumnus of The University of Texas at Austin, where he was privileged to study Lower Strings with both Dr. David Neubert and Mrs. Phyllis Young. In his almost thirty plus years as a professional musician, Mr. Fahlund has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma, Midori, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Andrea Bocelli, Barbara Conrad, Kristin Chenowth, Idina Menzel, Bobby McFerrin, The Celtic Women, Diana Krall, Elvis Costello, Lyle Lovett, Larry Gatlin, Bob Schneider and Willie Nelson.

Mr. Fahlund is also quite proud of the fact he is celebrating almost thirty years as a music educator. He has had the privilege of working with numerous young musicians in primary and secondary schools as well as at the collegiate and semi-professional levels. He has been a featured lecturer at the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Orchestra Directors Association  and International Society of Bassists conventions. Helping young musicians find their voice is a privilege that he does not take lightly.

Music like no other art form truly is nourishment for one's soul. Music helps us celebrate the good times and comforts us during the bad times. 

Mr. Fahlund is an active member of the International Society of Bassists, American String Teachers Association, Texas Music Educators Association, and a member of the American Federation of Musicians.

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