Jobey Wilson, Tuba
Jobey Wilson has entertained audiences all over the world with his charismatically unique style. Raised on a golf course in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, this championship golfer retired his clubs at the age of 17 and flew to Chicago to join the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps. After completing his B.M. at the University of Oklahoma under Ted L. Cox, the proud “Sooner” moved northeast to refine his skills under the legendary Chester Schmitz of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
In 2001, Jobey earned his Master’s degree from New England Conservatory and has since served as principal tubist of the Lexington Symphony, Atlantic Symphony and the New Bedford Symphony. He has also performed with the Boston Pops, Boston Ballet, Boston Philharmonic, Portland Symphony, Vermont Symphony, Albany Symphony (N.Y.), Rhode Island Philharmonic, New World Symphony (FL), and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. Wilson has performed under such world-class conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Michael Tilson Thomas, Keith Lockhart, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, James Conlon, Roberto Abbado, Michael Stern and Gunther Schuller.
In addition to his position as Artist Faculty in the University of Southern Maine School of Music, Jobey is also Adjunct Professor of Music/Low Brass at Boston College and the Low Brass and Chamber Music Coach for the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. After spending six summers teaching for Boston University’s famed Tanglewood Institute, Jobey started his own Summer Brass Institute; now in residence at Boston College.
Jobey currently pursues his Doctorate at Boston University under Mike Roylance of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He studied with the late Abe Torchinsky of the Philadelphia Orchestra during two summers at the Aspen Music Festival and also worked with Alan Baer, Ron Bishop, Warren Deck, Matthew Good, Christopher Olka, J. Samuel Pilafian, Daniel Perantoni, John Rojak and Norman Bolter.