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David Story


David Story is professor of string bass and jazz studies at UW-Stevens Point. In addition to applied bass, Story teaches jazz combos, improvisation, directs the lab jazz ensemble, and coaches chamber string groups. He received his M.M. in performance from Western Michigan University where he studied with Tom Knific as a graduate fellow. He earned his B.M. in performance from UWSP under virtuoso Catalin Rotaru. He has also received training in the Suzuki Bass Method from Virginia Dixon.

Mr. Story has performed throughout the U.S. and is active as a classical soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and freelance jazz artist. He is a two-time semifinalist in the International Society of Bassists classical soloist competition. While a graduate student at WMU, he received three Downbeat awards as a member of the Kruiziki Transatlantica Quintet.

Professional Experience

  • American Suzuki Institute (2010-Present)
  • UWSP Point Music Camp
  • Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra
  • Oshkosh Symphony
  • Widner Center Philharmonic
  • Central Wisconsin Jazz Ensemble
  • Freelance jazz and chamber music musician
  • Two time semi-finalist in the International Society of Bassists Classical Soloist Competition

Professional Memberships

  • American String Teachers Association
  • Suzuki Association of the Americas

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David Story
David Story
Professor - String Bass

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MM - Double Bass Performance
Western Michigan University

BM - Music Performance
UW-Stevens Point