Carol Jantsch

Carol was appointed Principal Tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2006 as the first female tuba player in a major symphony orchestra. She won this position while a senior at the University of Michigan, from which she earned her Bachelor of Music, with highest honors. Carol also studied at the prestigious boarding high school Interlochen Arts Academy. Her numerous awards and honors include first prize in four international solo tuba competitions, an appearance on NPR’s "From The Top," and a solo performance in Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. In 2009 she released her first solo recording, "Cascades." Carol has given various masterclasses in Europe, Asia, and North America; and is currently on faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Temple University. Further information may be found at