Area of Study: Brass

Tuba at YSM

The tuba program at the Yale School of Music is small and focused and operates within the collaborative environment of the brass department. Tuba players have regular private lessons and seminar classes.

In addition to performing solo repertoire, tuba students participate in chamber music, an integral part of the Yale School of Music experience. They also play in various ensembles in the New Music New Haven concert series and perform in the School’s orchestra, the Yale Philharmonia. These opportunities offer students the experience of performing a wide variety of repertoire under the leadership of acclaimed guest conductors.

Faculty Spotlight

Carol Jantsch
Lecturer in Tuba

Carol Jantsch

Faculty tubist Carol Jantsch, principal tuba of the Philadelphia Orchestra, also performs as a soloist worldwide.

Degrees + Programs

Master of Music

The two-year master of music (M.M.) degree program is open to students who hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in any major.

Master of Musical Arts

The performance-oriented master of musical arts (M.M.A.) program is designed for students who want to further their education beyond an M.M. degree.

Doctor of Musical Arts

The intensive doctor of musical arts (D.M.A) program is comprised of a two-year residency followed by a three-year period in which candidates launch their professional careers.

Artist Diploma

The highly selective artist diploma (A.D.) program is designed for young artists who demonstrate potential for a major concert career.

Certificate in Performance

The three-year certificate in performance program is designed for performers who do not hold a bachelor’s degree but want to study at the highest level.


The bachelor of arts/master of music (B.A./M.M) program is designed for young instrumentalists also interested in pursuing a liberal arts education.

Perform at Yale
At the Yale School of Music, there are numerous opportunities to perform in the School’s historic concert halls and throughout New Haven.
The small tuba-studio size at Yale offers an abundance of performance opportunities.
Aidan Zimmerman, tuba, ’20MM