Oral History Interview of Dr. James M. Self


International Tuba-Euphonium Association

Oral History Project

Oral History Interview of

Dr. James M. Self

July 24th, 2001

Recorded in Bloomington, Indiana


James Self

Carole Nowicke

Approved by Narrator, October, 2001

©International Tuba-Euphonium Association

Dr. James M. Self

Dr. Self’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science from Indiana

University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Music from the Catholic University of America, and a

Doctor of Music Arts from the University of Southern California.  He was a member of The

United States Army Band from 1965-67, and taught at the University of Tennessee from 19691974...

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Jim Self Interviews David Angel


Out on the Coast Cover_Square (1)

David Angel and Jim`

Jim Self Interviews David Angel

Transcribed by William Nakamura

Day 1 – 9/1/20


Jim: This is an interview with composer/arranger David Angel regarding our new triple CD “Out on the Coast”. David, do you mind telling me a few things about your childhood, and then later on in your career?

David: I grew up in Highland Park, near Los Angeles. We had a piano in the house, and my mother gave all the children piano lessons. But when I took piano lessons with teachers, after the first day they would say ‘don’t waste your money, he’s no good for music’. So after that I taught myself to play, I loved harmony, and then when my mother and her sisters would play old Russian songs, I would play the piano by ear...

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