Guest Clinicians 2018 – 2019

Carol Jantsch – Principal Tuba, Philadelphia Orchestra

Sat.. Nov. 3rd 12:00-2:00pm Walter Hall, U of T Faculty of Music

Praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer as having “a sound as clear and sure as it [is] luxurious,” Carol Jantsch has been principal tuba of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 2006. She won the position during her senior year at the University of Michigan, becoming the first female tuba player in a major symphony orchestra. 

In addition to her duties in the Philadelphia Orchestra, Ms. Jantsch is a renowned tuba soloist. She gives solo recitals regularly, and has appeared as a concerto soloist with various ensembles, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony, the St. Petersburg Symphony in Russia, the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, and the United States Marine Band. She has performed in Carnegie’s Zankel Hall with the Musical Olympus Festival, and has appeared on the radio on NPR’s series From the Top and Interlochen Public Radio’s Live From Studio A. In 2009 she was honored with a “Best of Philly” award from Philadelphia magazine. She has also won prizes in several international solo tuba competitions, and alumni awards from both Interlochen Arts Academy and the University of Michigan. 

For more info visit caroljantsch.com






Philip Smith – former Principal Trumpet, NY Philharmonic

Fri. Feb. 8th 3:00-5:00pm Walter Hall, U of T Faculty of Music

Philip Smith joined the New York Philharmonic as Co-Principal Trumpet in October 1978, and assumed the position of Principal Trumpet in June 1988 until 2014. His father, Derek Smith, a renowned English cornet soloist, provided his early training. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School, having studied with Edward Treutel and William Vacchiano, former Principal Trumpet of the New York Philharmonic. In January 1975, while still at Juilliard, Sir Georg Solti appointed Mr. Smith to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

In 2013, Smith was announced as the William F. and Pamela P. Prokasy Professor of trumpet at the University of Georgia, where he will teach alongside Brandon Craswell. Before Smith, this position had been occupied by Fred Mills, former trumpeter with the Canadian Brass and David Bilger, Principal Trumpet of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

For more info visit  principaltrumpet.com








Vanessa Fralick – Associate Principal Trombone, Toronto Symphony

Masterclass for low brass of HCB and HJB – Time/Location: TBC

Vanessa Fralick joined the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as Associate Principal Trombone in 2013. Prior to her current position, Ms. Fralick played three seasons as Acting Associate Principal Trombone of the St. Louis Symphony. She won her first orchestral position with the San Antonio Symphony in 2009, while pursuing her Master’s degree at The Juilliard School with Joseph Alessi of the New York Philharmonic. Ms. Fralick completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Toronto, studying with Jeffrey Hall and Gordon Wolfe, and at McGill University with James Box. She has performed with major orchestras in Montreal, Malaysia, Utah, and Jacksonville, and with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras. She played two summers in the prestigious Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland, and has attended the Tanglewood Music Center as well as the 2012 Alessi Trombone Seminar in Italy.

As a soloist, Vanessa Fralick has won first prize in several major competitions, including the 2012 Elora Festival Competition, 2011 OSM Standard Life Competition, and 2010 Susan Slaughter International Solo Brass Competition, where she also performed as a guest artist at the International Women’s Brass Conference. In 2009, she won concerto competitions at Juilliard and at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, winning the chance to perform the Grondahl Trombone Concerto in concert with both orchestras. Ms. Fralick is an alumna of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra, and the National Academy Orchestra of Canada. She occasionally plays alongside her brass-playing parents in the Niagara Symphony Orchestra in her hometown of St. Catharines, ON.