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Connor Moore


I was born in Lexington KY but I grew up in Frankfort KY. I do not have many hobbies because Music is such an integral part of my life but I do like to play video games when and if I get the time to. I would like to further pursue my education and potentially perform professionally. I would like to thank my parents first and foremost for the love and support they have given me for the past 21 years of my life. I would also like to thank Dr. Gray for the three years I was able to spend with him during his time at the University of Kentucky. Connor received a Bachelor's in Music Education from The University of Kentucky and is in his first year pursuing an MM in Music Performance.

Madison Jarrett

Madison is a graduate student studying music performance. Originally from Paducah Kentucky, he earned a bachelor's degree in music education from Murray State University. He is currently serving as an international counselor at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. After UK, he plans on becoming an educator working with high school or college aged musicians. He enjoys the outdoors, live music, camping, and fine bourbon.


Travis Sanders


Travis is a Senior, a Lexingtonian, a Tubist, a Sinfonian, a Throttle Twister, a Music Educator, and most importantly: a Lifelong Learner. During his time at UK, he has performed with multiple major ensembles including the UK Philharmonia and the UK Wind Symphony. Additionally, he has belonged to several brass chamber ensembles, but his most valued musical experience is performing with The Bluegrass Brass Quintet. Travis began studying the tuba at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School with UK Alumnus, Dr. George Palton. His passions for teaching and music inspired him to march with Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017. He has taught at Dunbar HS, Bourbon County HS, Henry Clay HS, Beaumont MS, and also enjoys teaching his students in private lessons. Travis has far too many interests. They include: stand-up comedy, 2-stroke engines, TED Talks, linguistics, entrepreneurship, and whittling. Current activities and hobbies are (but are not limited to) throwing darts, freestyle discing, juggling sticks, preparing homemade hummus, Backgammon, sipping copious amounts of espresso, and vigorously doodling in class. Travis’ most cherished college experiences are the moments spent engaging in conversations about new ways of approaching brass pedagogy and about music and musicianship as a vehicle for developing young minds. “Performing music is the most creative, capricious, and yet cathartic process when we allow ourselves to be creative in practice first.”

Vincent Beard 

Tuba Performance and Music Education major originally from Champaign County,IL. 

Hobbies include Practicing, composing, watching baseball and basketball . Thank you to my Mom, Dad and Ocean (my sister) for always supporting my goals throughout my life. Post grad plans include MMA in tuba performance, possible DMA in tuba performance.

Logan Newby

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Born and raised in Lexington Kentucky, is currently pursuing a BMME from the University of Kentucky and is set to graduate in spring 2021. Logan went to Tates Creek High school in Lexington and enjoys hiking, playing video games and score studying in his spare time. After Logan graduates from UK, he plans to pursue a masters in Music Theory.


JT Chanley

JT is a Junior tuba player and music minor here at UK and is an alumni of Madison central high school. He enjoys Hawaiian shirts, going to the lake, listening to records, watching basketball and enjoys wooden chair plans. Jt owes a huge thank you to his family, David Jaggie, Evan Williams, Kevin Darrell, and the Richmond cookout staff. JT is incredibly excited to study with Dr. Hightower and to be a part of the UK Tuba-Euph studio. 

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Eddie George

Eddie is a graduate student originally from Boston, MA, currently studying tuba at the University of Kentucky.  After graduating from Asbury University in 2015 with a degree Music Education, Eddie took a job as a music minister at The Salvation Army in Lexington, where he heads the SA Lexington Music & Arts Program, leads the SA Lexington Corps Brass Band, and leads the SA Divisional Songsters, among other responsibilities.  After graduating, Eddie plans to continue in the field of music ministry, mainly through Salvation Army brass banding.

Robby Pratt

I am a music education major from Bloomington Illinois. I have many interests outside of my love for music. I am a huge sports fan and love to compete and be active in anything I can find. I was an All-American swimmer as well as a state level tennis player. I also love spike ball, water skiing, frisbee, fishing... really anything outside. Along with sports I have a strong passion for teaching. Teaching is something I will want to do for the rest of my life and music will always be the subject. GO CATS!! 

Colin Teague

Hi, I’m Colin Teague. I’m a tuba player pursuing a music education degree at UK.
I play on a PT-7 and a beat up King Sousaphone. I also play Euphonium and Trombone very regularly, though I don’t own my own Euph. Outside of music, I spend most of my time tweaking my computer and upgrading parts so I can play games as fast as possible. I also like to work on my car, and doing repairs I know will be cheaper done at home. As an incoming Freshman I look forward to learning many new things and making friends with many across UK’s campus.

Dorian Gordon

I am Dorian Gordon from Elizabethtown, KY. I have been involved with music most of my life, but I started tuba two years ago at John Hardin High School. Recently, I represented my school as first chair tuba at KMEA All-District. During the past two years, I have also completed my Associates degree in arts at Elizabethtown Community Technical College and am now eager to pursue Music Education at the University of Kentucky.

Dallas Care

Dallas Care was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky and plans on majoring in biomedical technology with a minor in music performance. He was a member of the 2020 Honor Band of America on tuba as well as a trombonist in the 2020 KMEA District 7 jazz band. He is very excited to join the UK Tuba-Euphonium studio and officially become a Wildcat.

Allen Mungo

I've been playing tuba since the 6th grade and, even from early childhood, have always been passionate about music.  I grew up in the Florence/Greater Cincinnati area and am pursuing a performance degree here at UK.  During my time in high school I participated in the CSYO Concert Orchestra, CCM Prep Brass Choir, along with honor and All-State bands.  At UK I hope to expand my expressions on the tuba and have a great time learning from and playing with excellent artists.

Dalton Horne

Dalton Horne will begin his master’s degree in Tuba Performance at UK this fall. A native of Ocean Springs, MS, Dalton obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of South Alabama. He has served as the Jaguar Marching Band section leader for two years before being selected as an undergrad TA his senior year. Additionally, he was the principal tubist for the University’s premier ensemble for three years. Dalton also performed in USA’s tuba euphonium ensemble and an award-winning brass quintet, Mob Town Brass,  which placed first in the NOLA Chamber Fest in New Orleans, Louisiana. Apart from performing and teaching music, he enjoys traveling (recently visited Japan and Switzerland) and spending time with family and friends.