Peder MacLellan

Instructor, tuba and euphonium


Peder MacLellan is Principal Tubist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and is also an Adjunct Lecturer at UBC where he teaches low brass and coaches chamber ensembles. Peder is excited to join the faculty at Western Washington University starting in the fall of 2020.  In the past, Peder has been principal tuba with the South Bend and Lafayette Symphony Orchestras, and was the Associate Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium at Indiana University. Before moving to Vancouver, Peder maintained a successful career as a freelance musician in the U.S. and was an active studio musician in Indianapolis.

Peder has performed throughout Canada and the United States in various chamber music settings, symphony orchestras, wind ensembles, big bands and small group jazz ensembles. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, he earned his Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from The University of Manitoba. Peder holds a Master's Degree from Indiana University Bloomington and is in the process of completing a Doctorate. Peder is both a Yamaha Canada artist and clinician and a Buffet Group tuba artist and clinician. He performs on Yamaha and B&S instruments.

Teaching has always been a passion of Peder’s.  He currently holds a large studio of low brass students. Peder has worked with students of all ages and backgrounds in many different settings and maintains an active presence in public and private schools.