Tubist Carol Jantsch to join YSM faculty

Dean Blocker announced that Carol Jantsch will join the Yale School of Music faculty next fall. Jantsch has been the principal tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2006. She won the position while still a senior at the University of Michigan, becoming the first female tuba player in a major symphony orchestra.

Raised in a musical family, Carol Jantsch began piano lessons at age six and began studying euphonium at Interlochen Arts Camp at age nine. After switching to tuba, she attended the Interlochen Arts Academy, graduating as salutatorian of her class. She continued her studies at the University of Michigan under the tutelage of Fritz Kaenzig. During this time, Carol was very active with auditions and competitions, winning first place in four international solo tuba competitions, and receiving laureates at several others. After winning her position with the Philadelphia Orchestra in February of 2006, she returned to Michigan to complete her Bachelor of Music degree, graduating summa cum laude. MORE

Published February 6, 2012
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Yale College Class of 1957 receives award

The Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) recently awarded its Outstanding Class Volunteer Engagement and Leadership Award to the Yale College Class of 1957.

In its citation, AYA praised the Class “for conceiving and funding the Class of ’57 Music Endowment to enable Yale to share its resources in support of music education for urban public school children.” Much of this activity has taken place in close collaboration with the School of Music.

The School of Music has long supported arts education programs in the New Haven Public Schools. These efforts were confirmed and enhanced with the establishment of the Music in Schools Initiative in 2007, thanks to the generous contribution of the 50th reunion class gift by the Yale College Class of 1957.

In recognition of the value of music and arts education in the public schools, these visionary Yale alumni established an endowment to ensure the continuing development of music programs in New Haven.

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Published February 6, 2012
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