Karl Megules holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education
with an emphasis in piano from Trenton State College,
(the College of N.J.). In 1973 he received a Master of
Music, tuba performance emphasis, also from Trenton
State College. In 1981 Mr. Megules received a N.J. Supervisors Certificate. For his masters’ project Mr.
Megules was under the tutelage of Prof. Stanley Austin.
Prof.Austin wrote an original piece for solo tuba and orchestra dedicated to Mr. Megules. Mr. Megules did a masters’ class with Mr. Harvey Phillips and did his principal tuba studies with Mr. Walter E. Sear of N.Y.C.
Mr. Megules is presently principal tubist with the
Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra (since 1975), and
the Trenton Symphony Orchestra (since 1981).
Mr. Megules has performed with the Princeton Symphony
Orchestra, the Princeton Chamber Orchestra, the Newtown
Chamber Orchestra, the New Jersey Opera Orchestra,
harpsichordist soloist Igor Kipnis, Republican National
Caucas-Ronald Reagan-President, Princeton Pro-Musica Orchestra, St. Peter’s Orchestra by the Sea, Cab Calloway,
Bene King, Dick Hyman-jazz piano-N.Y.C., and soloist
with many orchestras and other performances to numerous
He is co-founder, along with his dear deceased wife
Natalie, of the Trenton Brass Quintet Plus One and the
Garden State Tuba Ensemble. The Garden State Tuba
Ensemble was one of the first professional tuba ensembles
in the country.
Mr. Megules has recently retired from the Bordentown
Regional School District where he was the instrumental
music director for 35 years. He has also been an adjunct
professor of tuba at Bucks County College, music director
at Burlington County Community College, and tuba instructor
at the Lawrenceville School.
Mr. Megules is a contributing author of brass articles
for Woodwind World-Brass and Percussion magazine. He has
also been asked to write articles for the N.Y. Brass Conference Journal.
Karl and his wife Natalie had six wonderful children.
Alicia, Mary, Celeste, Karl D., Charles, and Natalie E.
They are all accomplished musicians.
Mr. Megules has recently been reappointed Adjunct
Professor of Low Brass at Bucks County College, Newtown, Pa.
(9/1/09 to present)
New York national road show-“Annie”
Ukrainian State Dance Company-World Tour
Frank Hunter, arranger for motion pictures and
the Motion Picture Academy Award show.
Roger Wagner Chorale
New Jersey Opera Orchestra-Alfredo Siligpigni conductor
Maestro Ettore Stratta-Rome Philharmonic
Bernie Lieghton-piano acc.on Mr. Megules’ CD
Maestro Vaclav Nelhybel-Czech composer and conductor
Laurie Altman-Princeton Univ.Symphony Orchestra
Woodbridge Symphony Orchestra
Creative Arts Workshop Orchestra-Stan Ausitn conductor
Mr. Megules performs on V.F. Cerveny and Conn tubas.