David Zerkel, professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Georgia, will present free, full recital as part of the University of Central Arkansas’s Tuba-Euphonium Spring Fling.

The concert is open to the public and is set for 7:30 p.m. April 12 in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

“We are delighted to bring the winner of the International Tuba and Euphonium Associations’[s] Teaching Award, David Zerkel, to our campus,” Gail Robertson, assistant professor of tuba and euphonium/jazz at UCA, said.

Other events during the Tuba-Euphonium Spring Fling include a lecture on careers and music at 2 p.m. April 11 in Snow Fine Arts Hall 120 and a Zerkel masterclass at 2 p.m. April 13 in Snow Fine Arts 107; both events are for tuba and euphonium students.

“Professor Zerkel is very highly sought-after as a teacher and tubist, and we look forward to this collaboration,” Robertson said,

UCA’s Student Government Association helped fund the event.

During the recital on April 12, Zerkel will be accompanied on piano by John Krebs, associate professor of music and chair of the humanities area at Hendrix College.

“Zerkel and Robertson are members of America’s most famous British brass band, The Brass Band of Battle Creek,” a news release on the event stated. Robertson said Zerkel is a “master” tubist and teacher and the community will “not want to miss it.”