Jason Tanksley is the instructor of tuba at St. Olaf College. Along with his duties at St. Olaf, Tanksley serves as a Rosemary and David Good fellow with the Minnesota Orchestra. As someone who is passionate about teaching, Tanksley has taught throughout the Midwest and overseas in South Africa as part of the Minnesota Orchestra’s 2018 South Africa tour. A native of Eastpointe, Michigan, Tanksley graduated Detroit’s Wayne State University, where he studied with Dennis Nulty. Tanksley also holds a Master of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied under the instruction of Yasuhito Sugiyama. Tanksley has performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Jacksonville Symphony, Michigan Opera Theater, among other ensembles. As a soloist, he has appeared with the International Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Concert Band, and the Wayne State University Symphony Orchestra, as well as its Wind Symphony.