W. Craig Sutherland
W. Craig Sutherland (tuba) Mr. Sutherland, a native of Clarence, New York, was appointed to the position of Principal Tubist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 2004. Prior to joining the RPO, Craig served as Tubist with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, and as Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Charleston Southern University, in Charleston, SC. Shortly after receiving his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Michigan, Craig served as Principal Tubist with the Hofer Symphoniker and Rekkenze Brass Quintet, in Hof, Germany. Upon returning to the States, Mr. Sutherland was awarded a full-scholarship to attend The Juilliard School where he earned his Master’s degree. Craig has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the Seattle Symphony, among others. During the summers, he has participated in the Schleswig-Holstein, Spoleto USA, Cascade, Oregon Coast, and Aspen Music Festivals.