Carol Jantsch

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Carol Jantsch
Birth nameCarolyn Mae Jantsch
Born (1985-03-08) March 8, 1985 (age 35)
Ohio, U.S.
Occupation(s)Musician, professor
Associated actsPhiladelphia Orchestra

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. Jantsch also teaches at Yale School 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]


  1. ^ a b Tom Di Nardo (2008-02-22). "In the hands of Philadelphia Orchestra's Carol Jantsch, a tuba's not an oompah machine". Philadelphia Daily News. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-01-03. Retrieved 2009-01-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ * Tom Krisher, "Carol Jantsch not your everyday tuba player". Associated Press, 15 March 2006.
  4. ^ Jones, Alexandra (March 10, 2006). "Senior snags spot in Philly orchestra". The Michigan Daily. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  5. ^ Peter Dobrin, "Breaking the brass ceiling". Philadelphia Inquirer, 26 February 2006.
  6. ^ Renée Montagne and Miles Hoffman, "Young Tuba Player Gets Nod from Phila. Orchestra". Morning Edition, National Public Radio program, 15 September 2006.
  7. ^ [1] Archived 2008-10-20 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Archived September 1, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Archived 2010-03-24 at the Wayback Machine

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