Doug Basye joined Pacific Symphony as assistant principal bass in 1994. Originally from Colorado, Basye holds degrees from Indiana University and Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining Pacific Symphony, he played in the Colorado Symphony and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife (Spain). Since moving to Orange County he has played with San Diego Symphony, Grant Park Symphony, San Diego Opera and Pittsburgh Symphony. Basye is on faculty at California State University, Long Beach and teaches privately.
In 2015 Doug was a speaker at the International Society of Bassists Convention in Colorado. A Teaching Artist in Pacific Symphony’s Class Act program since 1999, he has had residencies at elementary schools throughout Orange County. Doug lives in Mission Viejo with his wife, Hong and son Aaron.