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Tuba Player

Low Brass Educator



Keith Packman wears many hats thanks to the tuba: performing with symphony orchestras, teaching public school masterclasses, giving solo recitals, recording over a dozen albums, and numerous other types of musical work . He is grateful to have fulfilled one of his earliest career dreams of being an in-demand musician and educator in north Texas. Now, Keith is using these experiences to bring high levels of artistry to his nationwide performances and teaching positions.

As a performer, Keith has had an active freelance career in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for over a decade. He can regularly be heard performing as Principal Tuba of the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he has performed with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Allen Philharmonic, Richardson Symphony, Irving Symphony, McKinney Philharmonic, Lone Star Wind Orchestra, Dallas Chamber Symphony and the musical company Lyric Stage. Also a specialist in chamber music, Keith is a part of two professional tuba-euphonium quartets, fLOW Quartet and Isomer Quartet, that have recorded albums and performed across the United States and Japan. In various competitive settings, Keith has been a prize-winner at multiple prestigious international tuba competitions including those hosted by the International Tuba Euphonium Association and the Leonard Falcone International Euphonium and Tuba Festival. He can also be heard in the viral video "Down in the River to Pray" with the University of Texas at Austin tuba-euphonium studio, which has surpassed 1.8 million views on YouTube.

As an educator, Keith has taught at all academic levels from pre-middle school to collegiate graduate students. His pedagogical practice revolves around developing a high-level of musicality and the best possible sound quality, all while instilling a strong sense of the students’ individuality. His college students have gone on to start their careers as various types of music educators and his younger students have achieved many accolades including the coveted TMEA All-State status.

Keith is currently on faculty at Texas Woman's University teaching applied tuba and euphonium lessons . He holds degrees from the University of North Texas (BM - Performance, BM - Music Theory) and the University of Texas at Austin (MM - Performance). He has had extended tuba studies with Don Little, Charles Villarrubia and Matt Good.



Keith Packman with tuba in the dark

The Sad Song Cycle

Reveling in sadness, a tuba + harp recital about depression and how artists cope with it

The Human Sentimentality Project

Using seamless music and lighting changes, this recital is a virtuous feat of intense music for solo tuba and tuba + backing track

Keith Packman performing with Canadian Brass




Isomer Quartet live performance at Columbus State University (recorded October 2022)

Heavy Duty by Patrick Cunningham (recorded January 2022)

さくらのうた Sakura Song by 福田洋介 Yosuke Fukuda (recorded November 2020)

Un Dia en la Vida by Jose Flores (recorded November 2020)

String Quartet No. 6, op.80, First Movement by Felix Mendelssohn (arr. Ryan Chen) with Isomer Quartet, formerly known as redline. (recorded December 2019)

fLOW Quartet Demo Reel (recorded 2018)

Recent Releases

New Folder (2022)

Recorded with Isomer Quartet

One for All (2020)

Recorded with Lone Star Wind Orchestra

and North Texas Wind Symphony

4 Dreams: The Quartets of Yuji Ono (2018)

Recorded with fLOW Quartet

Dittany (2022)

Audio engineer, producer,

edited and mixed by myself

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Keith Packman with cat

Please feel free to contact me about performances, lessons, masterclasses or tutoring! I'd love to hear from you.

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