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Ralph Hepola

Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the United States, Ralph Hepola studied piano before starting on the tuba at age twelve. At seventeen, he was chosen to play before the British Royal Family in the Manitoba All-Province Band at Brandon University in Manitoba, Canada. While still in high school, Ralph began performing as an extra musician with the Minnesota Orchestra, which later included recordings, and tours to Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City. While still a teenager, Ralph won a position with The United States Army Band of Washington, D.C. At age twenty, he won a full scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music in the Young Artist Competition of the Minnesota Orchestra/WAMSO. Ralph earned his music degree at Northwestern University where he studied with renowned musician and teacher Arnold Jacobs

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Take Five with Ralph Hepola

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About Ralph Hepola Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota in the United States, Ralph Hepola studied piano before starting on the tuba at age twelve. At seventeen, he was chosen to play before the British Royal Family in the Manitoba All-Province Band at Brandon, Manitoba in Canada. While still in high school, Ralph began performing ...

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Tubaist Ralph Hepola Awarded Recording Grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

Tubaist Ralph Hepola Awarded Recording Grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council

The Southwest Minnesota Arts Council has awarded tuba player Ralph Hepola a five thousand dollar Individual Artist Career Grant. Under the grant proposal, Hepola will make recordings and videos documenting his work as an improvising tubaist. The project begins later this month at Wild Sound, the jny: Minneapolis recording studio-of-choice for jazz and classical musicians. Wild ...


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