Jacob Cameron

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Jacob Cameron
Associate Professor, Tuba
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School of Music
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5434 USA
  • D.M.A., Michigan State University
  • M.M., Rice University
  • B.M., Michigan State University

Tubist Jacob Cameron has taught at universities throughout the United States and has led an active performing career. As a soloist, Cameron was the Artist Division winner of the 1996 Leonard Falcone International Tuba Competition, a second place winner of the Lansing Matinee Musical Orchestral Brass Competition and a national finalist for both the high school and collegiate brass divisions of the MTNA solo competition.

Large ensemble experience includes performances with the Blue Ash Symphony, Cincinnati Pops, Cincinnati Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Lansing Symphony, Lebanon Symphony, Orchestra X, Richmond Symphony (IN), Saginaw Bay Symphony, Springfield Symphony (OH), West Michigan Symphony and the Wilmington Symphony. An active chamber musician, he has performed with the Buerkle Brass, Canterbury Brass, Michigan Chamber Brass, Pamlico Sound , Today’s Brass Quintet, the Queen City Brass and is a current member of the Motor City Brass Quintet, Western Brass Quintet, and Spectrum Brass.

Cameron is currently Associate Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Western Michigan University, where he leads the School of Music entrepreneurial activities in addition to teaching, recruiting, and performing with the Western Brass Quintet.  Cameron is also on faculty at the Bay View Music Festival, where he helped create the Spectrum Brass Seminar, and he has has held teaching positions at Calvin College, Cornerstone University, East Carolina University, Grand Valley State University, and Wright State University.

Cameron holds a B.M. and D.M.A. in tuba performance from Michigan State University, and a M.M. in tuba performance from Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. His primary teachers are David Kirk and Phil Sinder.