Carol Jantsch

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Carolyn Mae "Carol" Jantsch (born on March 8, 1985[1]) is an American tuba player. She is the daughter of a medical doctor and a Kenyon College vocal-music teacher, Nancy Jantsch.[2] She began to study piano at age 6, and the euphonium at age 9. She took up the tuba in seventh grade.[3]

Jantsch graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy boarding high school in 2002, and is a 2006 graduate of the University of Michigan.[4] While attending university, Jantsch auditioned for the New York Philharmonic and The Philadelphia Orchestra. She was a semi-finalist for the New York tuba position. She won the Philadelphia position of Principal Tuba in February 2006,[5] appointed by music director Christoph Eschenbach. She assumed the chair, full-time, with the 2006-2007 concert season. Jantsch is the youngest member of the Orchestra and is, according to National Public Radio,[6] the first woman to hold a Principal Tuba chair among major orchestras in the United States.

In addition to the Orchestra, Ms. Jantch also teaches at the Curtis Institute of Music.[7]

Jantsch is also a noted Ultimate frisbee player, and won a tuba throwing competition.[1][8]

Awards and Solo Competitions[edit]

She has won:


  • Cascades (2009) - Carol Jantsch, tuba, Susan Nowicki, piano [9]


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