George Palton

Enrollment and Enrollment Coordinator

(901) 678-3766
MU 121C
Office Hours
8:00 am - 4:30 pm M-F
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George Palton is currently the Recruitment & Enrollment Coordinator for the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis. Previously, he was the Associate Director of Admission for the School of Music at DePauw University and the Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Marshall University. He holds degrees in Tuba Performance from the University of Kentucky (DMA, MM) and Music Education (BMME, BM) from Bowling Green State University. 

Dr. Palton has won first place in several solo competitions including the Susan Slaughter International Solo Tuba Competition (2010), the International Tuba Euphonium Conference Tuba Artist Competition (2006), the Bowling Green State University Competition in Music Performance (2002), the National Federation of Music Clubs Orchestral Brass Solo Competition (2001), along with second place at the Susan Slaughter International Solo Brass Competition (2010), and the Potomac Festival Tuba Virtuoso Competition (2006). He is sought after as a performer and clinician both regionally and throughout the country. George has performed at the International Tuba/Euphonium Conference, the Army Band Tuba/Euphonium Workshop, the Mid-West, North-East, and South-East Regional Tuba/Euphonium Conferences, and the Phi Mu Alpha National Convention where he has premiered new compositions and original transcriptions. He is an avid chamber musician with an interest into expanding the role of the tuba in varied settings and is currently performing with the Four Horsemen Tuba/Euphonium Quartet.

In addition to his performing and teaching activities, he is an active arranger and developer of pedagogical materials. He has published his research and arrangements through The Journal for the International Tuba Euphonium  Association, Tuba-Euphonium Press, and Cimarron Music. His debut solo CD "Tuba in Motion” was released through Mark Records and features a variety of original recordings in numerous solo and chamber settings.  In 2016, his performance of Perpetuum Mobile by Mark Zanter was released on Ablaze Records “Millennial Masters Volume #6.”

Dr. Palton is a Buffet Group Tuba Artist and Clinician. He performs exclusively on B&S tubas.