David Chapman Orr, Chapman-Orr, bass

David Chapman-Orr - Bass

David holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied with Maximilian Dimoff and Scott Dixon. In 2017 he received a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University, where he studied with Andrew Raciti. He has attended music festivals such as the Colorado College Summer Music Festival and the Domaine Forget Academy, where he studied with Susan Cahill, Scott Dixon, Paul Ellison, Etienne LaFrance, David Allen Moore, Francois Rabbath, and Nicholas Walker. In addition to being a bass section member of the West Michigan Symphony, David is the Principal Bassist of the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra and the Associate Principal Bassist of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 he became a Bass Faculty member at The People’s School of Music, a school that brings music lessons to underserved communities throughout Chicago. He is passionate about hiking mountains and enjoys creating visual art where he explores textures through the medium of pencil on paper as well as photography.

Sponsored by Tom Knight

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts