Peder MacLellan is principal tuba with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and is also a sessional lecturer at UBC where he teaches low brass and coaches chamber ensembles. 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, he earned his Bachelors degree in Music Performance from The University of Manitoba. Peder holds a Masters Degree from Indiana University Bloomington and is in the process of completing a Doctorate. Peder is a Buffet Group Tuba Artist and Clinician. He performs exclusively on B&S instruments.