Peder MacLellan is principal tuba with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Peder is sessional lecturer at UBC where he teaches tuba, bass trombone and coaches chamber ensembles. In the past, Peder has been principal tuba with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra, Bay Street Brassworks 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 USA. Peder was an active studio musician in Indianapolis. He is well-versed in all styles and genres of music.
Teaching has always been a passion of his. He currently holds a large studio of low brass students. Peder has worked with students of all ages and in many different settings. He has given master classes and clinics in many school districts throughout Canada and the US.
Peder has performed throughout Canada and the United States in various chamber music settings, symphony orchestras, wind ensembles, big bands and small jazz ensembles. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, he earned his Bachelor Degree in Music Performance from the University of Manitoba. He also holds a Masters of Music Degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, and is in the process of completing a Doctorate.