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The following is a list of notable tuba players around the world, along with a brief biographical sketch.

Name Country Dates Brief Biographical Sketch Ref's
James Akins United States Principal Tubist with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and Professor of Tuba/Euphonium at The Ohio State University
Kenneth Amis United States *1970 Tubist with the Empire Brass [1]
Jeffrey Anderson United States *1962 Principal Tubist with the San Francisco Symphony [2]
Øystein Baadsvik Norway *1966 World renowned soloist. [3]
Bill Muter United States *1984 Tuba Soloist and Clinician [4]
Alan Baer United States Principal Tuba with New York Philharmonic; formerly principal tuba with Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. [5]
Ronald Bishop United States Recently retired from the Cleveland Orchestra where he was principal tuba from 1967 to 2005. Currently teaches at The Cleveland Institute of Music and The Oberlin Conservatory. [6]
John Van Houten United States Los Angeles Studio Musician. Born 1957. [7]
Jens Björn-Larsen Denmark Professor of Tuba at The University of Hannover; formerly principal tuba of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra from 1987 to 2005.
Roger Bobo United States *1938 World renowned soloist; currently teaches at the Musashino Academia Musicae; formerly taught at the Fiesole School of Music, the Lausanne Conservatory, the Rotterdams Konservatorium, and the Royal Northern College of Music; formerly principal tuba of the Los Angeles Philharmonic from 1964 to 1989. [8]
Velvet Brown United States Professor of tuba and euphonium at Pennsylvania State University; formerly professor at Bowling Green State University and Ball State University. [9]
Floyd Cooley United States Currently teaching at DePaul University; formerly principal tuba of the San Francisco Symphony from 1969 to 2001. [10]
David Cribb Australia Currently in Gewandhaus Orchestra, Leipzig
Charles Daellenbach Canada co-founder of Canadian Brass
Warren Deck United States Currently Adjunct professor at the University of Denver; formerly principal tuba of the New York Philharmonic from 1979 to 2001; taught at the Juilliard School from 1989 to 2002. [11]
Michael Dunn United States Currently professor of tuba and euphonium at The University of Colorado at Boulder. [12]
Marty Erickson United States Currently professor at Lawrence University Conservatory of Music and also teaches at The University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee; formerly principal tubist with The United States Navy Band. [13]
John Fletcher United Kingdom Member of the BBC Symphony Orchestra from 1964 to 1966; member of the London Symphony Orchestra from 1966 to 1987; member of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble from 1966 to 1986; d. 1987.
Herbie Flowers United Kingdom
Aubrey Foard United States Principal Tubist with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. [14]
Alessandro Fossi Italy *1975 Founder Member of the Gomalan Brass Quintet; Tuba teacher "G.Rossini" Conservatory in Pesaro; B&S Artist. [15][16][17]
Jeffrey Funderburk United States Currently professor at The University of Northern Iowa. [18]
Michel Godard France jazz tubist
James Gourlay United Kingdom
Toby Hanks United States Professor at The Manhattan School of Music and Yale University; freelance musician in New York City.
Don Harry United States Currently Associate Professor of Tuba at The Eastman School of Music; formerly taught at The Juilliard School in New York; current member of The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Eastman Brass. [19]
Lars Andreas Haug Norway *1975 Jazz tubaist [20]
Tonni Hellebek Denmark Currently principal tubist with the Copenhagen Philharmonic [21]
Walter Hilgers Germany Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Arnold Jacobs United States 1915-1998 Former principal tubist with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1944 to 1988; former professor at Northwestern University.
Wesley Jacobs United States *1946 Retired Principal Tubist of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, now president of Encore Music Publishers
Tommy Johnson United States 1935-2006 Taught privately at The University of Southern California and at The University of California, Los Angeles; performed in over 2,000 film scores.
Carol Jantsch United States 1986- Principal Tuba, Philadelphia Orchestra. University of Michigan (A.B. 2006)
Fritz Kaenzig United States Currently professor at The University of Michigan; formerly taught at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and The University of Northern Iowa. [22]
Joachim Kovanda Germany *1967 Principal Tuba - UnprofessionalBrass [23]
John Manning United States Currently professor of tuba and euphonium at The University of Iowa; founding member of The Atlantic Brass Quintet; formerly the principal tubist with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West from 1986 to 1989; formerly served on the faculty of The Boston Conservatory, Boston University, and The University of Massachusetts. [24]
Rex Martin United States Currently professor at Northwestern University. [25]
Oren Marshall United Kingdom The worlds leading exponent of Progressive Tuba [26]
Michael S. Milnarik United States Member of the Innovata Brass and Cosmopolitan Tuba Quartet. Tuba/Euphonium Instructor at Tufts University and University of Massachusetts Lowell. Yamaha Performing Artist. [27]
Timothy Northcut United States Currently professor at The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. [28]
Chris Olka United States Principal Tuba of the Seattle Symphony and Seattle Opera. Also on the School of Music faculty at the University of Washington.
Dan Perantoni United States Currently professor at Indiana University; founding member of Summit Brass; member of Saint Louis Brass Quintet. [29]
Harvey Phillips United States *1929 New York Brass Quintet; New England Conservatory; Indiana University School of Music; Organized T.U.B.A [30]
Benjamin Pierce United States *1977 Currently professor at The University of Arkansas. [31]
Sam Pilafian United States Currently professor at Arizona State University; founding member of Empire Brass; formerly taught at Boston University. [32]
Gene Pokorny United States Currently principal tubist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. [33]
Chris Quade United States *1972 Tubist and tuba section leader with the U.S. Air Force Ceremonial Band [34]
Mike Roylance United States Principal tuba of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Professor at the New England Conservatory of Music, Boston University and Yale University.
Jon Sass United States Currently working as a solo artist and to date, has made over 70 recordings. [35]
Jim Self United States *1943 Currently professor at The University of Southern California; free-lance musician in Los Angeles; formerly taught at The University of Tennessee; former member of The United States Army Band. [36]
Patrick Sheridan United States World renowned soloist; visiting professor at The Royal Northern College of Music and The Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama; former member of The United States Marine Band. [37]
Philip Sinder United States Currently professor at Michigan State University. [38]
Thomas Stein United States Currently professor at The University of Missouri–Kansas City; formerly taught at The University of Southern Mississippi, The University of Colorado at Boulder, and Central Michigan University. [39]
John D. Stevens United States *1951 Currently professor at The University of Wisconsin–Madison; world renowned composer/arranger; member of The Wisconsin Brass Quintet; formerly taught at The University of Miami; former free-lance musician in New York City. [40]
Simon Styles United Kingdom Currently Solo Tuba in Tonhalle Orchestra, Zurich [41]
Deanna Swoboda United States Currently professor at Western Michigan University; former member of Dallas Brass. [42]
Mark Tetreault Canada Principal Tuba- Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Kelly Thomas United States Currently professor at The University of Arizona. [43]
Abe Torchinsky United States 1920-2009 Former principal tubist with The Philadelphia Orchestra from 1949 to 1972; taught at The University of Michigan from 1972 to 1989.
Heiko Triebener Germany Classical tubist, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Charles Villarrubia United States Currently professor at Boston University; founding member of Rhythm & Brass. [44]
Scott Watson United States Currently professor at The University of Kansas. [45]
Peter Whish-Wilson Australia Principal Tuba with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra [46]
Kenyon Wilson United States Currently professor at The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. [47]
Jerry Young United States Currently professor at The University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire [48]
David Zerkel United States Currently professor at The University of Georgia; formerly taught at Illinois State University; former member of the United States Army Band and the United States Army Field Band. [49]
Les Neish United Kingdom Plays in the quintet Polyphonic Brass, the quartet Tubalaté and the Brass Band of Battle Creek. Principal EEb Tuba of Foden's Band. Chamber Music coach at the Royal Northern College of Music [50]

|- | Jamie Douglass | United Kingdom | Currently a Student in south devon, famous for being colorblind. Has represented Dame Hannah Rogers school on various |occasions in their "Special Orchestra"

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