John Vance has been a member of the trombone section since 1986.
If you had to do something other than be a Baltimore Symphony Musician, what would you do for a living?
It’s a little late now, but theoretical physics would be a great.
What piece of music do you feel was written for you?
Just about any symphony by Mahler brings the whole world of emotions with it.
What or who influenced you to be a professional musician?
Even though my father was an high school instrumental music teacher, I think my high school band teacher inspired me to push the boundaries of musical values the most.
What do you like to do with your ”me time”?
I like to read non-fiction as well as some fiction, run, or mountain bike.
How do you give back to our community?
I am secretary of the board of directors for my local community association.