About Jeffrey Hoard
Since 1991, Jeff has performed frequently with the St. Louis Symphony as an extra player and as a replacement for Principal Tubist, Michael Sanders, and can be heard with the orchestra on the RCA recording of Romeo & Juliet and the 2008 release of Harmonielehre by John Adams. He is active in many other area musical organizations as well, including the Gateway Brass Quintet, Susan Slaughter's Holiday Brass, the St. Louis Brass Quintet and the Compton Heights Concert Band. Jeff has appeared as soloist on numerous occasions with the St. Louis Children's Choirs and is a member of the Board of Directors of The Saint Louis Low Brass Collective.
From 1980 to 1991 Jeff was Principal Tubist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and performed on over 40 recordings made by the orchestra during that period. He was also Instructor of Tuba and brass chamber music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong and was a frequent solo and chamber music recitalist throughout southeast Asia.
Jeff is the Tuba instructor at Washington University and Missouri Baptist University. Previously Jeff taught tuba and euphonium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (and UW-Oshkosh and UW-Whitewater), the University of Missouri, Columbia and St. Louis, Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau and Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.
He has performed throughout the world, with the San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet Orchestras, the American Ballet Theater, the Joffry, the Sadlers Wells, the Danish and Cuban National Ballets, the Australian Theatre Company, the Alabama, San Jose, Marin and Monterey Symphonies, the Fresno Philharmonic, the St. Louis Municipal Opera Orchestra and Fox Theater Orchestra, the San Francisco and St. Louis Symphony Brass Quintets, the Wisconsin Brass Quintet, the New World Brass Quartet, the California Brass Consort, the San Francisco and Missouri Tuba Quartets and the Cabrillo Music Festival Orchestra. He has also recorded extensively on all major record labels and for television and movies and commercials internationally.
Jeff studied tuba with Floyd Cooley, former Principal Tubist with the San Francisco Symphony and with Arnold Jacobs, former Principal Tubist with the Chicago Symphony.