As a concert soloist, J.c. Sherman has traveled nationally and internationally with his tuba. Regionally, he has performed with every major ensemble in Northeast and North Central Ohio on a full cornucopia of brass instruments. He currently serves as principal tubist of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Heritage Brass Quintet, Diamond Brass and NEOTuba Quartet. Sherman is also co-founder of Olympic Brass and the Cleveland Trombone Collective.


  • Oberlin Conservatory; studied with Ronald T. Bishop (tuba) and Raymond Premru (bass trombone)
  • University of Akron; studied with Dr. James Albrecht (bass trombone)

Teaching Experience

  • Preparatory Faculty, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium, Cleveland State University