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

J.c. Sherman may be heard playing tuba, bass trombone, 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 he 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 the 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.

In 2016, J.c. and co-founder Matt Salvaggio created Orchestra 19, a new historic performance ensemble dedicated to 19th century musical experiences.

You can read more about him on his 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

3:00 p.m. - Sept. 2, 2017
    Night Owls
    Larchmere Tavern
    Cleveland, OH - tuba

4:45 p.m. - Sept. 9, 2017
    Akron Symph. Winds
    Fuller Park
    Kent, OH - tuba

2:00 p.m. - Sept. 17, 2017
    Firelands POPS
    Firelands Symphony
    Paper Moon Winery
    Vermilion, OH - tuba

7: 30 p.m. - Oct. 7, 2017
    Firelands Symphony
    State Theater
    Sandusky, OH - serpent

8:00 p.m. - Oct. 14, 2017
    Orchestra 19
    First Baptist Church
    Shaker Heights, OH - horn

3:00 p.m. - Oct. 15, 2017
    Lake Effect Band
    Sisters of Notre Dame
    Munson, OH - tuba soloist

4:00 p.m. - Nov. 5, 2017
    Patriotic Pops
    Firelands Symphony
    State Theater
    Sandusky, OH - tuba

5:30 p.m. - Nov. 26, 2017
    Cleveland Tuba Christmas
    First Baptist Church
    Shaker Heights, OH - ???

7:30 p.m. - Dec. 1, 2017
    "Silver Bells"
    Olympic Brass
    Rocky River UMC
    Rocky River, OH - tuba

4:00 p.m. - Dec. 10, 2018
    Holiday Pops
    Firelands Symphony
    State Theatre
    Sandusky, OH - tuba

9:00 a.m. - May 5, 2018
    Cleveland Tuba-Euph Day!
    Cleveland State University
    Cleveland, OH - host/soloist