Date of Award

Fall 12-9-2021

Degree Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)




This dissertation will discuss the history, musical and technical challenges, and preparation techniques for Anthony Plog’s Three Miniatures for tuba and piano. The document will begin with biographical information about both the composer and the tubist who premiered the piece, Daniel Perantoni, and historical information about the composition of the work. A thorough discussion of each movement will follow, including a short description of the form of each movement, challenges that the tubist will encounter, and techniques to overcome these challenges, including suggestions for supplemental material to improve technique. The appendices will include interviews with Plog and Perantoni.

Three Miniatures can be performed on the BB flat, CC, E flat, and F tuba. As the F Tuba was the instrument that Perantoni used for the premiere, this document will discuss the challenges found in this work when performed on F Tuba.