Jacob Lanphear is a dedicated musician specializing in the tuba since 2013. He holds a degree in Music Performance from Florida International University, where he received a prestigious full music scholarship. With a profound understanding of brass instruments, Jacob is also proficient in teaching beginners on the keyboard.
During his time at Florida International University, Jacob showcased his musical talents in various ensembles. As the principal tuba player, he performed with the Wind Ensemble, Brass Choir, Marching Band (serving as sousaphone section leader), Court-side Players, Competition Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble, and the highly selective small-ensemble, Panther Gold. Prior to this, Jacob served as the principal tubist for the Florida Southwestern State College Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra, and played the tuba in the Florida Southwestern State College Trombone Choir. He was even chosen as a soloist with the Symphony Orchestra.
Jacob has had the privilege of studying under esteemed musicians such as Bob Powers, George Mancini, Andrew Larson, and Jay Bertolet. Apart from his musical pursuits, Jacob is an active participant in the local music scene and is associated with Blue Devils Entertainment. He is also passionate about arranging music for local high schools and possesses skills in repairing and modifying brass instruments.
Beyond his musical endeavors, Jacob indulges in his hobbies as a car enthusiast, gardener, and home cook. His creativity and love for music permeate various aspects of his life, and he continually seeks to share these passions with others. Additionally, Jacob is a proud brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.