Dennis J Nulty

Dennis Nulty was appointed principal tuba of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2009 by Leonard Slatkin. Prior to his graduate studies at the New England Conservatory of Music, he completed his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music, earning a Performers Certificate, one of only a handful of tuba players to do so.  After completing his Bachelor’s Degree, he joined the New World Symphony in Miami, Florida where he was a fellow for three years.  He has studied with Don Harry of the Buffalo Philharmonic, Mike Roylance of the Boston Symphony, Chester Schmitz formerly of the Boston Symphony, and Harry Shapiro formerly of the Boston Symphony.

An active freelance musician, Dennis has performed extensively with orchestras of Western New York and the Boston area, including the Boston Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic, and the Syracuse Symphony.  A varied performer, he has had played with many brass quintets, marching bands, jazz ensembles, and period instrument ensembles including the New Sousa Band conducted by Keith Brion with which he toured Florida.  Mr. Nulty has been active in the Boston area recording a cd/dvd with Chris Botti and the Boston Pops Orchestra.  He has also performed frequently at historic Fenway Park, including opening ceremonies for the first game of the 2007 World Series.