Acclaimed tuba player to give concert, master class at UNT

Friday, March 7, 2014 - 14:21

What: Carol Jantsch, principal tuba player for the Philadelphia Orchestra and the first woman tubist in a major symphony orchestra, will visit UNT as a guest artist.

When: March 23 (Sunday)

Where: Voertman Hall in the Music Building, 415 Avenue C in Denton

Details: A panel discussion is at 1 p.m., followed by a master class at 3 p.m. A concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. All events are free.

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- The University of North Texas College of Music will welcome guest artist Carol Jantsch, principal tuba player for the Philadelphia Orchestra and the first woman tubist in a major symphony orchestra.

Jantsch will give a free concert and master class and will participate in a panel discussion during her March 23 (Sunday) visit. All events will be at Voertman Hall in the Music Building, 415 Avenue C.

Raised in a musical family, Jantsch started piano lessons at age 6 and later began playing the tuba. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan, and won the position of principal tuba in the prestigious Philadelphia Orchestra in 2006 while still a senior in college. Jantsch became the first woman tuba player to play in one of the world's major orchestras.

"Carol Jantsch is a phenomenal musician," said Don Little, UNT Regents professor of music and a longtime professional tubist. "She is one of the most dynamic young tuba players in the orchestral scene right now in the world. This is an incredible opportunity for our UNT students, faculty and staff."

Jantsch will instruct a master class for pre-selected UNT students and two exceptionally talented area high school students. A panel discussion will give students and faculty an opportunity to ask Jantsch questions and discuss her work.

The visit will be capped with a concert featuring numerous pieces, including Sergei Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 1 and Claude Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Pianist Steven Harlos, UNT professor of music and staff keyboardist for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, will accompany Jantsch.

Jantsch has appeared as a soloist with the Columbus Symphony, the St. Petersburg Symphony in Russia, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra and the United States Marine Band, among others. She has given master classes across Europe, Asia and throughout North America, and is on the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music, Temple University's Boyer College of Music and the Yale University School of Music.

About the UNT College of Music

The UNT College of Music is one of the largest and most respected comprehensive music schools in the country. More than 1,600 music students attend UNT each year, participating in more than 50 widely varied ensembles and pursuing specialized studies in performance, composition, music education or music scholarship. UNT faculty members and students have made appearances on the world's finest stages and have produced numerous recordings, many receiving Grammy awards and nominations. Distinguished UNT alumni can be found around the globe, in top music ensembles, opera companies, universities and schools.

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