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Doug Ertman

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Tuba and Cello

Doug Ertman has been the tubist (and occasional cellist) for the MSO since 2008. As a high school and early college student he played cello and euphonium in the school orchestra and concert bands. After an almost 30-year stretch of non-music activities—sports, medical degree, starting a family—he decided to take up the tuba.

He studied with Scott Vaillaincourt in Lewiston and has attended low brass workshops with Oysten Baadsvik, Velvet Brown, and the Sotto Voce Tuba Quartet. He plays with the Bayside Brass Quintet and Low Commotion, a tuba-euphonium ensemble. He is a family physician employed in Urgent Care with Mercy Hospital.