Carol Jantsch became the first female tuba player to win a major symphony orchestra position while she was still a senior attending the University of Michigan back in 2006. In addition to her duties as principal tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Carol has been active as a tuba soloist, appearing in recital and in concerto settings with orchestras and ensembles around the world, and now has started her own tuba cover band called â€œTubularâ€.
Carol Jantsch is a stunning virtuoso musician, which is perhaps even more remarkable for the fact that she performs on an instrument that isnâ€™t typically known for its virtuoso capabilities. As youâ€™ll hear in this interview, Carol thrives on hearing folks exclaim, â€œI never knew the tuba could sound like that!â€ I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Carol after a reading rehearsal together, and learned that she is not only a musical virtuoso, but between her varied interests in ultimate frisbee, distance running, reading voraciously and writing her own solo and ensemble arrangements for her tuba cover band, â€œTubularâ€, she is also a virtuoso in the art of living.
Carol's website: http://www.caroljantsch.com/
Tubular's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TubularBand/