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Maxwell Briggs

Max Briggs

Teaching Associate in Music



Tuba and Low Brass


Max Briggs is a freelance tubist in Chicago and the surrounding area. He has earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Illinois Wesleyan University, a Master of Music from Northwestern University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from Northwestern University. Max is the winner of the 2015 Leonard Falcone International Tuba solo competition and winner of the 2015 Chicago Brass Festival solo competition. During Covid, Max has shifted to online teaching with a studio of tuba and euphonium students through Lake Forest College, the Music Institute of Chicago, New Trier High School, and Waubonsie Valley High School. Max is an experienced masterclass clinician, recitalist, and chamber musician. Max is a founding member of the Temperance Brass quintet, which strives to grow the classical chamber music audience through engaging performances of pop, rock, and classical music in spaces outside the concert hall.