An artist of widely diverse musical talents, Mike Forbes has set forth on a career encompassing all aspects of performing, teaching, composing, and conducting. He can be heard on his solo album, Forbes Plays Koetsier (Summit Records) where he features all seven works for solo tuba by Dutch composer, Jan Koetsier. Currently, Dr. Forbes teaches Music Theory, Composition and Low Brass at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He has previously served on the music faculties at a number of other institutions and was a tubist with the U.S. Army Band, "Pershing’s Own." As the bottom tubist with the Sotto Voce Quartet, Forbes enjoys performing and recording exhilarating chamber music with his colleagues in America’s premiere tuba/euphonium quartet. This world-class ensemble enjoys an international touring schedule and has released a number of recordings also on Summit Records which feature Forbes’s many compositions and arrangements for the genre. In addition to those works, Forbes currently serves as the low brass writer for Kendor Music and as a Carl Fischer Composer specializing in creating new works for middle and high school bands and orchestras. He has received numerous awards and accolades for his published works and his Festival Fanfare recently won the 2010 Dallas Wind Symphony brass fanfare composition competition.