Doug Basye

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Doug Basye

Doug Basye joined the Pacific Symphony in 1994 as Assistant Principal. He also plays in the San Diego Symphony and teaches at CSU Long Beach. Since 1999 Doug has been a musician in residence for Pacific Symphonyʼs renowned education program, “Class Act”. In 2015 he was a presenter at the International Society of Bassists convention. Previously he played in San Diego Opera, Grant Park Symphony in Chicago and the Pittsburgh Symphony on their west coast tour. Doug earned his Bachelor degree at Indiana University where he studied bass with Lawrence Hurst. A double major there also included violin building and repair.

He joined the Pacific Symphony in 1994 after completing his Masters degree at Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied with Jeff Turner, Principal Bass of the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Before graduate school, Doug played professionally in the Colorado Symphony and Orquestra Sinfonica de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Additionally, he has played summer festivals including the Solti Project, the Colorado Music Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra, as well as two fellowship invitations to the Aspen Music Festival. Basyeʼs students include recording artist-Marlon Martinez, San Francisco Symphony Associate Bass-Daniel Smith, and graduates of Oberlin, Northwestern, Colburn and Rice.