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Conductor and Orchestra Manager

Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra
Phone: (709) ***-****  HQ Phone
Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 1854
St. John's , Newfoundland A1C 5P9

Company Description: The NSO is committed to enriching music education programs in schools across Newfoundland and Labrador by providing opportunities for students and educators to...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founding Member
    I Tromboni


  • Masters of Music
    University of British Columbia
  • Masters of Music..
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2014 Adjudicators, 28 May 2014 [cached]
Jim Tranquilla
Jim Tranquilla - Instrumental
Trombonist Jim Tranquilla is an active soloist, chamber and orchestral musician who travels throughout Canada pursuing his long-standing love of music. He has performed with classical and new music ensembles, jazz bands, stage shows and over a dozen Canadian orchestras. As co-founder and manager of the renowned Canadian trombone quintet iTromboni, Jim plays over one hundred concerts annually with this versatile and virtuosic ensemble.
Jim is a sought-after educator, adjudicator, arranger and clinician. His ongoing dedication to young musicians includes an active teaching studio, work as a development agent with Jeunesses Musicales of Canada promoting emerging artists, and several seasons as Associate Director of UBC's International Summer Music Institute. Jim spent time as Low Brass Instructor at Memorial University of Newfoundland where he also led the MUN Brass Ensemble. Most recently he was Education & Outreach Coordinator for the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and is currently Conductor & Orchestra Manager of the Newfoundland Symphony Youth Orchestra as well as Tenor Trombonist with Vancouver Opera.
Jim Tranquilla | Read more ..., 11 Dec 2012 [cached]
Jim Tranquilla | Read more » Rotary Music Festival - Festival Clinicians Rotary Music Festival - April 21 to May 1st, 2013
Jim Tranquilla
Jim Tranquilla A founding member of iTromboni, Jim is a sought-after educator, adjudicator, clinician, arranger and musician. After completing his Masters of Music and twice receiving the honour of Baccalaureate Soloist at the University of British Columbia, he won the Tenor Trombonist position with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. Jim enjoys playing opportunities from coast to coast with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Turning Point Ensemble, A Touch of Brass, Vancouver Brass Project, Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and the fogHorns.
Jim also works diligently with young musicians and was Associate Director of the UBC Summer Music Institute for several seasons. Known for his beautifully intimate tone, Jim adds a personal, almost vocal approach to the trombone with flare to spare.
International Trombone Association :: News, 11 April 2006 [cached]
James Tranquilla has recently won the second trombonist position with the Vancouver Opera Orchestra. Tranquilla is founder and director of the well-known trombone quintet, I Tromboni.
List of current centres + contacts | The JMC Network | Jeunesses Musicales Canada - JMC, 10 Oct 2011 [cached]
Jim Tranquilla, British Columbia Development Agent T: 604 787-8332
Jim Tranquilla, British ..., 1 Sept 2010 [cached]
Jim Tranquilla, British Columbia Development Agent, 604-787-8332
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