A man with a white mustache wearing a black shirt holding an instrument.

Jim Self featured on cover of AFM International Musician magazine

USC Thornton Winds and Percussion faculty member Jim Self was featured on the cover of the International American Federation of Musicians magazine’s March issue. The cover article discusses Self’s prolific success as an international soloist, chamber musician, orchestral tubist, studio musician, composer, and a life-long educator. Self also discusses his journey as a solo performing artist and offers advice to young musicians starting in the field. “When I teach, I focus on training their ears, because tuba players are notoriously bad at that,” he said. “I try to make them do what it took me 50 years to learn.”

TAGS: Classical Division, Classical Performance and Composition, Winds and Percussion,