Instrument: Double Bass
Hometown: Spring Lake, North Carolina
Current neighborhood: Telegraph Hill in Anderson Township, Ohio
Education: Bachelor of Music in Performance, from East Carolina University, Master of Music in Performance from Rice University, Artist Diploma Candidate at Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University
Joined the CSO in 1984
Inspiration as a musician: The rich performance traditions found in all genres of music as performed by master musicians throughout time.
Favorite orchestral work: Mahler Symphony No. 5 (IV movement, Adagietto)
Activities/organizations outside of the CSO: I study and practice Taekwondo and Hapkido.
Current playlist: My favorite artists on saxophone, classic jazz, and rock guitarists, The Beatles, Steely Dan, jazz standards, Bach and Mozart violin and piano works.
How can the Orchestra make the world a better place? By reaching out to people through music as a conduit, we extend ourselves in unique ways that can stir the soul at its very core and essence.