This popular concerto offers the tuba player a showcase for technical proficiency as well as expressiveness. It was written by the versatile composer Bruce Broughton, known for his scores for films, television shows, and computer games as well as works for the concert stage. He has been nominated for an Oscar, a Grammy, and 20 Emmys and has won 10 Emmys. In addition to this concerto, he has composed other solo works for winds, including a piccolo concerto. He has served as a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and is a board member of ASCAP. --James Huff 06:53, 13 May 2008 (UTC) (from the program notes of The Claremont Winds, submitted with permission)