Portia Njoku, a composer, tubist, and music educator, holds a bachelor of arts degree in music composition and theory from the University of California, Davis and a double master’s degree in music composition and tuba performance from California State University Sacramento. As an active performer, she has held principal positions with many ensembles and continues to freelance with chamber groups like the highly popular German Brass Band, Grand Isle Fire Brigade throughout the Sacramento and Bay Area regions. Njoku’s experience performing in different genres varies from classical to jazz, New Orleans brass band to traditional jazz, and marching band to drum corps. Tubas are in high demand for many of the previously mentioned styles, especially for traditional jazz combos and the New Orleans style brass bands. Join the fun and start playing the tuba today!
Currently, Njoku is working to increase interest and awareness of the tuba to music fans of all ages throughout the region. For inquiries on performance opportunities, commissions, lessons, and or coaching sessions, please visit https://thattubalady.com.