Stephen Reichelt - Bass

Stephen Reichelt is a Chicago area bassist and music educator. He received his bachelor’s degree in Music Performance on double bass and graduated with honors from DePaul University in 2000. In addition to being section bassist in the Illinois Symphony Orchestra (acting assistant principal for the 22/23 season), Stephen is principal bass of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, and is now a member of the West Michigan Symphony bass section! He performs with the Charleston Symphony (SC), Chicago Sinfonietta, Oistrakh Symphony of Chicago, Northbrook Symphony, and Rockford Symphony. He has also performed with the Chicago Philharmonic, Northwest Indiana Symphony, New Philharmonic, Beloit Janesville Symphony, Peoria Symphony, Quad City Symphony, and has been principal bass of the City Wide Symphony of Chicago and the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra. He performs regularly with the Chicago jazz/swing band Bopology. Also an accomplished electric bass player, Mr. Reichelt is an in-demand studio musician making many recordings in Chicago and Nashville including national television and radio appearances.

In addition to writing music for his original bands and projects, Stephen also has a background in composition and has released five albums of solo double bass soundscapes on the Bandcamp platform.

Mr. Reichelt received his Illinois Music Educator License from North Eastern Illinois University in 2012 and maintains a thriving private studio. He is also a frequent guest clinician in schools in the Chicago land area, and resident sectional coach with the Schaumburg Youth Orchestra.

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts