Carol Jantsch

Faculty, Interlochen Trombone, Tuba and Euphonium Institute

Principal Tuba, Philadelphia Orchestra

B.M. Music Peformance, Tuba, University of Michigan

Raised in a musical family, Carol Jantsch began piano lessons at age six and began studying euphonium at Interlochen Arts Camp at age nine. After switching to tuba, she attended Interlochen Arts Academy, graduating as salutatorian of her class.

She has been Principal Tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2006. She won this position during her senior year at the University of Michigan, becoming the first female tuba player in a major symphony orchestra. An active recitalist and soloist, she has performed tuba concertos with numerous ensembles, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and United States Marine Band. She has been honored with a "Best of Philly" award from Philadelphia Magazine, prizes in several international solo tuba competitions, and alumni awards from both Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan. Carol is increasingly active as a teacher and clinician, and has given masterclasses in Europe, Asia, and North America. She is currently on faculty at the Yale University School of Music and Temple University Boyer College of Music, and is also on the roster of Yamaha Performing Artists.