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Aubrey Foard's critically-acclaimed solo performances have been broadcast throughout the United States on NPR's "Performance Today," as well as on WQXR New York. As a concert soloist, he has performed with orchestras in Los Angeles, Chicago, Milwaukee, Charleston, SC, and Santa Barbara, CA. Mr. Foard is the only tubist to win the Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition twice, and has won first prizes in the 2002 Milwaukee Civic Music Association Harold A. Levin Scholarship Competition and the 2006 Entergy Young Texas Artist Competition. In 2003 and 2008, he was second place winner in the Minnesota Orchestra’s WAMSO Young Artist Competition.  Additional solo broadcasts include KUHF Houston's "Front Row" and KDB Santa Barbara.

Mr. Foard is the principal tubist with the Santa Barbara Symphony, the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and performs as a freelance musician in Los Angeles. He also performs with the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra in Charleston, SC. He has held positions with the symphony orchestras of Canton, Youngstown, and Albany and has performed as a substitute with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. In June of 2010, he successfully auditioned to perform as tubist with the San Diego Symphony during their summer season while Matthew Garbutt, the orchestra's principal tubist, undertook his regular duties as principal summer pops conductor.

An avid proponent of new music, Mr. Foard has commissioned a concerto by Wisconsin composer Mark Petering. A recording was made in April, 2010 with an orchestra consisting of students of The Colburn School and is available for listening on http://www.aubreyfoard.com and http://www.instantencore.com.
 
In May of 2010, Mr. Foard became the first tubist to graduate from The Colburn School's Conservatory of Music, having earned an Artist Diploma under the tutelage of Norm Pearson and Fritz Kaenzig. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied with Ron Bishop and a master’s degree from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music where David Kirk was his teacher. He has also studied as a student of Alan Baer, principal tubist of the New York Philharmonic.
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