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Gerald Cates

Gerald CatesGerald Cates is a native of Tullahoma, TN. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Tennessee Technological University in 1985 and a Masters Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1986. In 1989 he was selected as tuba soloist with the U. S. Military Academy Band at West Point, NY., a position he held until his retirement from the U. S. Army in 2009. While at West Point he also performed with the West Point Tuba Quartet, the Regimental Brass Quintet, and the West Point Dixie Players. He currently teaches tuba and euphonium at Belmont University School of Music and has taught tuba and euphonium at Indiana State University, Nyack College, and Tennessee State University.