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Mark Tetreault

Principal Tuba

A Michigan native, Mark Tetreault studied with Oscar LaGasse and Wes Jacobs of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and then continued his work at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston with Thompson Hanks.

While in Boston, Mark was an active freelance performer, playing with the New Hampshire Philharmonic, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Boston Civic Symphony, Cantabrigia Brass Quintet, the Fellowship Orchestra of the Berkshire Music Festival at Tanglewood, and the Spoleto Festival Orchestra. After graduation, Mr. Tetreault joined the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida, where he worked until joining the Toronto Symphony Orchestra in 1986. Since then he has performed as a guest with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Iceland Symphony, Irish National Symphony and the Kirov Orchestra.

Mark was a founding delegate of the Regional Orchestra Players Association of the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada , and has served as a Director and later as Secretary of the Toronto Musicians' Association, CFM Local 149. He was also the Director of Symphonic Services for the Canadian Federation of Musicians for 10 years.

Mark is married to violinist Leslie Dawn Knowles, who is the fiddler in the Ontario-based band Wildwood Strings, as well as being a long-tenured member of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s first violin section. Together, they play Django jazz, and have a large family of beautiful, bright, and talented children, grandchildren, and cuddly cats.