Nicholas Gemas, tuba


Tuba freelancer Nicholas Gemas earned the degree of Master of Music at Wichita State University in 2007. He has performed and recorded 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 has been a member of several community bands, including bands that meet in (or are co-sponsored by) the cities of Frisco, Little Elm and McKinney. He meets up occasionally for a jam session with a Dallas-based dixieland jazz band.

Nicholas’ tuba teachers included Professor Phillip C. Black at Wichita State University, and instructors at the University of Connecticut (Storrs) and the University of Massachusetts (Amherst). In addition to his Master of Music degree, Nicholas holds an M.A. and B.A. in the social sciences from Wichita State University.

Nicholas holds the singular honor of having been called (humorously) a “brasshole” by Adolph “Bud” Herseth (in 1997).

Please use this contact page to reach out to Nicholas.

With my dad on the campus of Fort Hays State University (mid-1990s)

Music bio updated October 2021.