Gary Sienkiewicz, tuba, is a native of Northampton, Massachusetts and holds a Master of Music degree from Yale University. He is principal tubist with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, the Hartford Brass Ensemble, the Clarion, and Berkshire Brass as well as the Worcester Brass Consort. In addition to the Eastern Connecticut Symphony, Gary also plays with many orchestras throughout New England including the New Haven Symphony, Hartford and Springfield Symphonies, the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Vermont Symphony and the United States Coast Guard Band. He has recorded three compact discs with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and his playing has been described as "impressive" by the Albany Times Union and "shining" by the New London Day. Mr. Sienkiewicz has been teaching at the University of Connecticut since 1990 where he plays in the Faculty Brass Quintet and leads the tuba/euphonium ensemble. He has also taught at Mount Holyoke College, the University of Massachusetts and Deerfield Academy and has given many Master Classes throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts.