Mike Frasier, Tuba/Piano
Mike Frasier is a tubist, pianist, and music educator in active demand in the Chicagoland area. He has performed extensively as a soloist and ensemble member throughout America, Europe, and China, including performances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, and Evanston Symphony Orchestra. He has also competed on the international stage as a soloist and chamber musician at the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference and the International Women’s Brass Conference.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Detroit, he attended the University of Michigan and Northwestern University, where he studied tuba with Fritz Kaenzig and Rex Martin. Equally at home in the realm of academia as he is on the concert stage, he also obtained bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music theory, and has presented lectures at Northwestern University on various theoretical topics. He currently maintains a private studio in Chicago where he teaches tuba, piano, and bass, as well as offering music tutoring for all students from beginners to doctoral candidates. An active fitness enthusiast, Mike Frasier is also a certified personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise, with specializations in breathing techniques and bodyweight training.