Carnegie Mellon University

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Hiram Diaz

Hiram Diaz

Artist Lecturer in Euphonium

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Hiram Diaz is a euphoniumist, trombonist, vocalist and music educator in the Washington DC area. A second generation Cuban American, he grew up in Miami, Florida surrounded by the Latin-American diaspora and its incredible contributions to the arts. Throughout Hiram’s education, he competed in several international euphonium competitions, including winning the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference Artist Euphonium Competition, placing second at the Leonard Falcone International Artist Euphonium Competition, and receiving an honorable mention at the first international Concours de Tuba Tours, in Tours, France. Hiram’s primary teachers include Dr. Brian Bowman, Tim Northcut, Jay Bertolet and Lee Rogers.

As a euphoniumist Hiram has played solo and recital performances throughout the United States and abroad. He has been a featured soloist at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, various International Tuba and Euphonium Conferences, and recently with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band on their National Concert Tour. He has performed as guest euphonium, trombone, or bass trumpet with such groups as the Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, and National Symphony, and New York Philharmonic.

Hiram is also a very active chamber musician as a member and returning guest with such groups as High Bridge Brass, Washington Symphonic Brass, Dominion Brass Quartet, and the American Tuba Quartet. Currently, Hiram proudly serves as a euphoniumist in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington D.C., a position he has held since 2012.