Bill Muter

Bill Muter - Multi-instrumentalist, Author, Clinician

Biography

Multi-instrumentalist, author, producer and tuba mogul Bill Muter has a performance career as diverse as his audience. Having performed in venues across the globe, Bill is without a doubt one of the leading tuba and and bass players earning him the nickname “Tuba Visionary.” The New Times also hails Bill as a “Showstopper” and “The most innovative tuba player we’ve seen.” 

As an educator and clinician, Bill has served as a Cultural Ambassador to the US Department of State and has worked with music organizations across the globe.  Bill is a best selling author and has written multiple instrumental technique books as well as his latest biographical novel “Topless in Tokyo.” His writing has been developed into brass pedagogy curriculum for numerous Universities and Bill has also served on the Curriculum Advisory Board and Philanthropist for Honeyland College in Lagos, Nigeria. Bill is also heavily involved with the marching arts activity as clinician and designer. Bill has worked with the Boston Crusaders, Crossmen and Colts Drum and Bugle Corps and was also the Caption Head for the WGI Gold Medalist “Stryke Wynds.” Bill is currently an adjudicator in the FMBC circuit. 

As a performer, Bill was a tuba soloist, percussionist and keyboardist in the Tony and Emmy Award winning “Blast!” with numerous tours in Japan, South Korea and North America. Bill is the Music Director for The New Standard and played the 2018 Rivera Maya Jazz Festival along with other headliners Norah Jones, Bobby McFerrin, Lalah Hathaway and more. Bill has also played the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Jacksonville Jazz Fest and GroundUP fest along with the likes of Grammy winning Snarky Puppy’s horn section and rhythm sections as well as MonoNeon, James Francies Trio, Matthew Whitaker, Warren Wolf, Stefon Harris, Black Violin, Sarah Reich, Marlow Rosado, Gabel (Haitian Kompa), multi-platinum French singer Mani Hoffman and Ariana Grande (with the South Florida Philharmonic). Bill’s recordings have been featured on BET, Okayplayer, XXL and more. His solo albums have reached #1 on the iTunes Charts in South Africa and in the Top 30 Global R&B charts. 

Teaching and PHILANTHROPY

U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs - Cultural Ambassador

Gakki for Winds Fukushima Relief - Philanthropist

Honeyland College, Lagos, Nigeria - Curriculum Advisory Board, Philanthropist

Conservatorio de Música y Artes de Celya - Clinician

Formento Musical - Clinician

Guanacaste Concert Band - Clinician

Santa Cruz University - Clinician

Nicoya Municipal Music Program - Clinician

Liberia National Music Education System - Clinician

Sistema de Agrupaciones Musicales Comunitarias - Clinician

Centro Cultural y Ecológico Imagina - Clinician 

International Tuba Euphonium Association Conference - Clinician

University of South Alabama - Clinician

Bowling Green State University DMA Program - Clinician

Ottawa University - Brass Department Curriculum Consultant

Youth Orchestra Los Angeles - Clinician

New York City Department of Education - Clinician

Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps - Brass Staff

Crossmen Drum and Bugle Corps - Pedagogy Coordinator, Brass Staff

Colts Drum and Bugle Corps - Brass Staff

Stryke Wynds - Music Caption Head

Florida Public Schools - Artist in Residence/Clinician/Contractor (Level 2 Certified)

Books and Publications

Topless in Tokyo (Paperback) - Author

A Practical Approach Brass Pedagogy Book (Paperback) - Author

実践的アプローチ (Japanese Wind Technique Book) - Author

A Modern Musician (Paperback) - Editor

International Tuba Euphonium Association - Contributing Author of Pedagogy Materials

ブラストライブ (BRASStribe Magazine) - Featured Author

Music Ed Brass Methods Curriculum at Ottawa University - Author

Instrumental Methods Curriculum at Honeyland College (Lagos, Nigeria) - Author

Representation and Booking 

Atlantic Arts and Entertainment - atlanticarts.org