Principal Tuba - Toronto Symphony Orchestra
Mark Tetreault is the Principal Tuba of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and is an instructor at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and the Glenn Gould Professional School at the Royal Conservatory of Music.
A Michigan native, Mark studied with Oscar LaGasse and Wes Jacobs, of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He was a member of the McDonald's All-American High School Marching Band and was awarded a full scholarship to the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston to study with Thompson Hanks. While in Boston, Mark was an active free-lance performer, playing with the New Hampshire Philharmonic, the Portland Symphony, the Boston Civic Symphony, the Cantabrigia Brass Quintet, the Fellowship Orchestra of the Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. After graduation, Mr. Tetreault joined the Jacksonville (Florida) Symphony Orchestra, where he performed until coming to Toronto in 1986. Mark is active in the Toronto Symphony's Education Department. He performs at schools, hospitals and seniors centres as a soloist and as a member of the Toronto Symphony Brass Quintet. Each season Mark participates in the Toronto Symphony's acclaimed Adopt-a-Player program, working with young students to help them compose and perform their own music. In addition to performing, Mr. Tetreault is Secretary of the Toronto Musician's Association, Local 149 of the American Federation of Musicians. Mark is married to violinist Leslie Knowles and enjoys camping, golfing, hiking and skiing. Mark performs on the YEB321S EEb, YFB621S F, and YCB661 CC Tubas.