John DiCesare was the Principal Tuba of the Louisville Orchestra before coming to the Seattle Symphony. DiCesare has performed with orchestras nationwide, notably The Cleveland Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra Pittsburgh Symphony and St. Louis Symphony. During the summer months DiCesare plays with the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder. An active educator, he previously held positions at Campbellsville University, Indiana University Southeast and Kent State University. DiCesare’s teachers include Craig Knox, Tom Lukowicz, John Bottomley and he holds degrees from Duquesne University, Kent State University and is pursuing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at West Virginia University as a prestigious Swiger Fellow. DiCesare resides in Seattle with his wife, Amanda, and dog, Bentley.