Tony Zilincik | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


  • Tony Zilincik

    Associate Professor of Music


    Conservatory Complex
    Room 114

    (614) 236-6187

    • Biography

      Associate Professor Tony Zilincik teaches tuba as well as composition and theory, and he directs the brass choir and Capital Thunder, the University's tuba/euphonium ensemble. A prolific performer, he plays the tuba in the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, the Capital Brass quintet, the Cathedral Brass quintet at St. Joseph Cathedral in Columbus, and directs and coordinates Merry TUBACHRISTMAS Columbus. He is also the E-flat tuba soloist with the Brass Band of Columbus and has performed with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra as well as many touring Broadway shows, such as Annie, The Lion King and Mary Poppins.

       Zilincik is known for his commitment to presenting new music in different ways. In 2012, he joined 200 other musicians to perform his very own Tower Thunder in an 80-foot-tall tower at the Olive Ranch in Geyersville, California. In addition to performing and teaching, Zilincik coordinates Capital's New Music Festival, an annual celebration of contemporary composers. Also a prolific composer, his works have received performances in the United States and Europe and many are published by Cimarron Music. Mr. Zilincik is in demand as a tuba and band clinician throughout Ohio and Michigan. He is an expert in the areas of music composition, improvisation and tuba performance.

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    • Teaches

      Applied Tuba Lessons
      Composition Lessons
      Musicianship and Audiation
      Brass Choir
      Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble
      Ensemble NOW
      Brass Quintet
      Tuba Quartet

    • Degrees

      Master of Music in composition, Bowling Green State University
      Bachelor of Music in theory and composition, Central Michigan University

    • Work

      “Hijazker” by Anon performed by Tony Zilincik