Carol Jantsch 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. Ms. Jantsch also studied at the Interlochen Arts Academy.
Praised for “a sound as clear and sure as it [is] luxurious” (Philadelphia Inquirer), Ms. Jantsch has won first prize in four international solo tuba competitions, among other awards and honors. She has appeared as a soloist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg (Russia) Symphony Orchestra, Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, and the United States Marine Band; and has performed on NPR's From the Top and in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall. In 2009, she was honored with a “Best of Philly” award from Philadelphia Magazine. The same year she released her first solo recording, Cascades, featuring a variety of works that stretch the virtuosic capabilities of the tuba.
Ms. Jantsch joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008, and also teaches at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, and Yale University’s School of Music. She has given master classes in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Ms. Jantsch joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2008.