Carol Jantsch

Carol Jantsch

Philadelphia Orchestra


Carol Jantsch has been Principal Tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2006, when she became the first female tuba player in a major symphony orchestra. She won this position during her senior year at the University of Michigan, from which she graduated summa cum laude.

Ms. Jantsch is renowned as a tuba soloist, and regularly performs solo recitals and as a concerto soloist. She has commissioned several new works for the tuba, and two major concertos were written for her as soloist: Reflections on the Mississippi (2013) by Grammy Award-winning composer Michael Daugherty, and Concerto for Tubist (2021) by the Pulitzer-winning jazz legend Wynton Marsalis.

Ms. Jantsch is an experienced transcriber and arranger of works for solo tuba and various chamber ensembles. She enjoys performing in chamber settings, particularly with her all-tuba cover band, Tubular.

Ms. Jantsch is passionate about music education. She presents clinics and masterclasses around the world, and is a faculty member at the Yale University School of Music. In 2018 she founded Tubas For Good, a nonprofit that provides musical instruments and opportunities to students in Philadelphia. TFG is grateful to have Yamaha as a partner, and Carol is a proud Yamaha performing artist.

More information is available at Ms. Jantsch’s recordings and arrangements can be purchased at her online store, where all proceeds are donated to TFG.

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