Neil Konouchi

I'm a freelance tuba player from Nashville, TN.

About

Neil Konouchi is a studio and orchestral tuba player based in Nashville, TN. He can be heard on numerous motion picture, TV, and video game soundtracks and has recorded and performed with artists including Jack White, Yo-Yo Ma, Alice Cooper, The Who, Willie Nelson, and many more. His credits include Destiny 2, Apex Legends, Fortnite, Minecraft, and the Star Wars video game franchise. As an orchestral musician, Neil is the principal tubist for the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera and first-call substitute/extra with the Nashville Symphony. He has had the pleasure of appearing on four of the Nashville Symphony's multiple Grammy-nominated recordings.

In addition to performing, Neil is an experienced music educator, arranger, and adjudicator. He has worked in various capacities with several BOA Grand Nationals finalist and semifinalist bands across the Southeast and has been part of the principal design team for the outdoor and indoor marching ensembles at Father Ryan High School since 2008. He has received judge's training and mentorship from master adjudicators Jackie Gilley and Dr. Joe Allison.

Prior to relocating to Nashville, Neil played tuba and bass trombone as a cast member in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. He attended the University of Southern California where he studied with legendary studio musicians Tommy Johnson and Jim Self and later finished his degree at the Berklee College of Music where his principal teachers included Greg Fritze, Charles Lewis and Phil Wilson.


Primary Equipment

  • B&S 3198 CC Tuba (PT-6P)

  • Meinl Weston 3450 CC Tuba

  • Kanstul 80-S F Tuba

  • Rudolf Meinl CC Cimbasso

  • Conn 20K BBb Sousaphone

Work

Some of the projects I've appeared on:

Contact

I'm available for sessions, overdubs, teaching, judging, arranging, and more.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions!