Jarrett McCourt

Jarrett McCourt


Ann Arbor Symphony

Biography

Named one of Canada’s “hottest 30 classical musicians under 30”, Jarrett McCourt currently serves on faculty at Vanderbilt University, and performs as Principal Tuba with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra and the Santa Fe Opera. In his spare time, Jarrett works for Crisis Text Line, a global not-for-profit organization providing free crisis intervention and suicide prevention via SMS message. Jarrett is a certified yoga instructor, and integrates concepts derived from mindfulness and meditation into his teaching and playing.

Passionate about mental health and suicide prevention, Jarrett has been a guest on popular music-themed podcasts including The Brass Junkies, That’s Not Spit It’s Condensation and Sound Mind Musician, speaking largely about ways to improve and stabilize one’s mental health as a musician in the 21st century. Jarrett has visited several colleges, universities and summer festivals to speak, including Northwestern University, the University of Michigan, DePaul University, the New World Symphony, and the Pokorny Low Brass Seminar.

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