Canadian Tubist Tom McCaslin maintains a diverse performing and teaching career that has taken him all over the world. He has presented recitals and masterclasses in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia and Finland. He has performed at numerous International Tuba and Euphonium Conference and at the United States Army Band Tuba and Euphonium Conference held in Washington, D.C.
As an orchestral musician he has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, the Key West Symphony, the New Mexico Symphony and the Lahti Symphony among others. In 2003 Tom became the first tubist to return three summers to the prestigious Tanglewood Music Center, the summer training center for the Boston Symphony, and in 2006 was acting principal Tuba in the Auckland Philharmonia (New Zealand). In 2013 Tom joined the Eastern Music Festival (EMF) as Principal Tubist and teaching faculty.
His first solo CD release on Crystal Records, “Inside Out”, was met with much critical acclaim. The International Tuba and Euphonium Association journal wrote: “Hopefully this CD will serve to inspire the “next generation” of young tubists who will hear and accept this as regular playing, and strive to push the limits even further.” Gramaphone magazine wrote: “lf this recital doesn't convert you to the lyricism of the tuba, nothing will” Tom has also recorded for the Canadian Broadcast Company, National Public Radio and performed on Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor.
Tom holds a Licentiate in Music Performance from McGill University and a Master’s degree in Music Performance at Arizona State University. Tom’s principal teachers include John Griffiths, Fritz Kaenzig, Roger Bobo, Dennis Miller, Floyd Cooley and Samuel Pilafian. Tom McCaslin is a Yamaha Performing Artist and plays exclusively on Yamaha instruments.