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Tubas - Trombones - Cimbasso - Ophicleide - Serpent - Repairs - Mouthpieces

J.c. Sherman may be heard playing tubas, trombones, euphonium, baritone, ophicleide, serpent, cimbasso, trumpet, horn, flute, and many other instruments throughout the Northeast Ohio.

Mr. Sherman has performed as concert soloist and in recital across the country and internationally.  At home, he is the Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Cleveland State University, and Principal Tubist with the Firelands Symphony Orchestra.  He was also Principal Tubist of Opera Cleveland/Cleveland Opera.  

J.c. has performed with every major ensemble in the region, including the Blossom Festival Band, Cleveland Orchestra, Akron Symphony, Cleveland POPS (for whom he also composes and arranges), Olympic Brass, Heritage Brass, The Night Owls, and is a founding member of the NEOTuba Quartet and the Cleveland Trombone Collective.  He records regularly for LudwigMasters Music (where he is also a published composer and arranger).  He enjoys working as a clinician and educator throughout the Midwest.

Mr. Sherman is a proponent and performer of 19th century historic low brass instruments.  He has performed on his c. 1840 Guichard ophicleide with Robert Page for Verdi’s Requiem, and regularly in his orchestral and chamber performances.  As a serpentist, he performs on his inimitable Christopher Monk instrument throughout the Midwest, from solo performances and harmonie to orchestral works, and in church services (for which it was designed). In addition, J.c. makes Rogers Serpent Mouthpieces, and he repairs and copies 19th century brass instruments.

You can read more about me on my biography page.


The Rogers Mouthpiece—commissioned by Craig Kridel after discussions with Christopher Monk, Keith Rogers, and Steven Silverstein, designed by Douglas Yeo, and produced by J.c. Sherman—offers today's players of the euphonium and baritone horn the ability to produce the historical sound of the serpent. 

For more information on these mouthpieces, click here.

Coming Performances

6:00 p.m. - Aug. 28, 2016
    Firelands Symphony
    BGSU Firelands Campus
    Huron, OH - tuba

4:00 p.m. - Sept. 11, 2016
    Olympic Brass
    Waterloo Arts Fest

7:30 p.m. - Oct. 6, 2016
    CSU Alumni Band
    Cleveland State
    Cleveland, OH - euphonium

7:30 p.m. - Oct. 8, 2016
    Firelands Symphony
    State Theater
    Sandusky, OH - tuba

7:30 p.m. - Oct 14, 2016
    Orchestra 19
    Inaugural Performance!
    First Baptist Church
    Cleveland Hts. - serpent

4:00 p.m. - Nov. 6, 2016
    Firelands Symphony
    State Theater
    Sandusky, OH - tuba

7:30 p.m. - Dec. 2, 2016
    Olympic Brass
    Rocky River UMC
    Rocky River, OH - tuba