Bringing master musicians to FLC

2020-21 Season

John CaputoJohn Caputo, Euphonium, Guest Lecture and Recital

Lecture - Tuesday, November 7 at 1:00 p.m. in Roshong Recital Hall (Free admission)

Recital - Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Roshong Recital Hall
Pay cash or check at the door: $15 for adults, K12 and FLC students admitted free of charge.

Euphonium soloist, conductor and educator John Caputo is the Lecturer of Euphonium and Trombone at the University of Texas at San Antonio. A sixteen-year veteran of the US Air Force Bands Program, he has built an international reputation for excellence as a performer and educator.

As a chamber musician and clinician for the Air Force, he travelled to top university programs throughout the US with the USAF Reserve Brass Quintet. That quintet is featured on “Firepower”, which has played on NPR’s Performance Today over forty times in the last ten years.

John is a seasoned soloist, having performed numerous times in front of both the Band of the USAF Reserve and the USAF Band of the West, including a premiere performance of Eric Frank’s Watercolors at the International Euphonium Institute. John was also a critical member of the Georgia Brass Band, where he performed as their Solo Euphoniumist from 2003-2010. He was featured as a soloist with that band many times, including a performance at the 2011 Southeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference. John has given additional solo performances at the Great American Brass Band Festival, the Mid West and Southwest Regional Tuba Euphonium Conferences, and the Northwest Big Brass Bash.

Since retiring from active duty in 2015, John has become an active teacher and clinician throughout South Central Texas and Louisiana. He is currently the Music Director for the Austin Brass Band and the British Brass Band of Louisiana. John plays Solo Euphonium for the San Antonio Brass Band and is in demand as a Besson Performing Artist and Clinician throughout the US. He currently resides in San Antonio with his wife Elizabeth Jones and their cats Lily and Joey Pancakes.


About our Artists in Residence program

The Fort Lewis College Artists in Residence Program is administered by a group of Durango volunteers known as the Artist in Residence Committee. The program has been active since 1995 in enhancing the education of FLC music students by providing funds for the presentation of master classes and performances by visiting musicians.

This program also provides Four Corners residents with the opportunity to enjoy these master classes and performances. Although the program is endowed, continued financial support from the Four Corners community is necessary to sustain the program’s viability.

Contribute to Artists In Residence

We invite you to join us in financial support of this program that benefits the students of Fort Lewis College and our community. The committee administers the program through the Fort Lewis College Foundation.

To contribute please call the Foundation at 970-247-7121.

Come to our concerts and master classes

Please check out the many fine musicians/clinicians we have committed to bringing to you this season. Master Classes are free and open to anybody. All events take place in Roshong Recital Hall (Jones 205, FLC Campus), unless otherwise noted.

Recitals/Concerts cost $15 for adults and $5 for children. FLC students are free with ID. Entry is paid at the door via cash or check. Your participation helps sustain this vital program - thanks!