Tuba freelancer Nicholas Gemas earned the degree of Master of Music at Wichita State University (WSU) in 2007. He has concertized with bands, orchestras and quintets in Texas, Kansas, Missouri, New York, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Mexico, throughout the Deep South and other locales. He is available to perform in community bands, orchestras, church music ensembles and similar groups in the Plano/Collin County (Texas) metropolitan area.
As a tubist in Kansas, Nicholas performed in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and Wichita Grand Opera. With the South Kansas Symphony in the early 2000s, Nicholas appeared onstage with musicians such as the rock band Kansas and Paul Winter Consort.
In Texas, Nick is a member of the Plano Community Band. He meets up for an occasional jam session with a Dallas-based dixieland jazz band.
Nicholas’ tuba teachers included professors and instructors at WSU, the University of Connecticut (Storrs) and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).
In addition to his master’s degree in music, Nicholas holds an M.A. and B.A. in the social sciences from WSU, and an associate’s degree from Cowley County Community College. Nicholas is a member of the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi and the International Tuba Euphonium Association. He is a former member of local 34-627, the Kansas City (Missouri) Federation of Musicians.
Nicholas holds the singular honor of having been called (humorously) a “brasshole” by Adolph “Bud” Herseth (in 1997).
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Music bio updated November 2021.