Canada mourns a paramount principal tuba

Canada mourns a paramount principal tuba


norman lebrecht

November 03, 2021

The death has been announced of Dennis Miller, principal tuba until 2013 of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal (OSM).

Dennis was 77.

He was previously principal tuba in the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for 25 years.

Details here.



  • Bone says:

    RIP to a fellow low brass player.

  • James Scott says:

    Dennis was a fantastic player and a great guy. In addition, he was a fine teacher, and many of the tuba players working in Canada spent time studying with him. RIP Dennis.

  • Dennis Scheel says:

    Dennis Miller was nothing short of a legend on the tuba. There is a famous tuba excerpt from the Ravel orchestration of Mussorgski’s Pictures at an Exhibition that is normally played on euphonium because of the fact that it is uncharacteristically high pitched for a tuba. As such, very few tuba players worldwide are capable of performing this excerpt on tuba and making it sound great…Dennis was one of them! R.I.P. my friend. You will be profoundly missed