The President's Own United States Marine Band
Hiram Diaz is a euphoniumist, trombonist, vocalist and music educator in the Washington DC area. A second generation Cuban American, he grew up in Miami, Florida surrounded by the Latin-American diaspora and its incredible contributions to the arts. Throughout Hiram’s education, he competed in several international euphonium competitions, including winning the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference Artist Euphonium Competition, placing second at the Leonard Falcone International Artist Euphonium Competition, and receiving an honorable mention at the first international Concours de Tuba Tours, in Tours, France. Hiram’s primary teachers include Dr. Brian Bowman, Tim Northcut, Jay Bertolet and Lee Rogers.
As a euphoniumist Hiram has played solo and recital performances throughout the United States and abroad. He has been a featured soloist at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, Illinois, various International Tuba and Euphonium Conferences, with “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band on their National Concert Tour, and most recently premiering two new concerti (Tom Davoren's Concerto for Euphonium and Dennis Llinas' Sueños de Calle Ocho). Hiram has performed as guest euphonium, trombone, or bass trumpet with such groups as the Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, National Symphony, and New York Philharmonic.
As an educator Hiram has taught at every level of music education. He has had students ranging from First Chair All-State euphoniumists to professionals playing in the premier military bands of the United States. He has been an invited clinician to several conferences and festivals as a lecturer and presenter including the International Tuba Euphonium Conference, the International Euphonium Tuba Festival, and the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. Hiram has given masterclasses and been a guest professor at several dozen universities around the US.
Hiram is also a very active chamber musician as a member and returning guest with such groups as High Bridge Brass, Washington Symphonic Brass, Dominion Brass Quartet, and the American Tuba Quartet. Currently, Hiram proudly serves as a euphoniumist in “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band in Washington D.C., a position he has held since 2012.