John Casey String Bass Instructor


M.M., Northwestern University
B.A., University of Minnesota

John Casey started playing bass in high school in his hometown of Owatonna, MN. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Minnesota Orchestra bassist James Clute, and his master's degree in double bass performance from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where he studied with Warren Benfield of the Chicago Symphony. After leaving school he spent five seasons as assistant principal bass of the Phoenix Symphony, with three of the summers as an orchestral fellow at the Aspen Music School. He is now a member of the South Dakota Symphony, associate principal bass of the Sioux City Symphony, and principal bass of the Northwest Iowa Symphony.