- State: Indiana
- Private School
- School Website
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- Project Trio
- Peter Seymour Contrabass Conversations Interview
Dorian Jackman & Peter Seymour, bass faculty
- US News Ranking: #53 (tie) in National Liberal Arts Colleges
- US News Overall Score (out of 100): 67
- Tuition & Fees 2016-17: $46,448
- Room & Board 2016-17: $12,160
- Total Enrollment: 2,265
- Acceptance Rate (from 2015): 65%
- Student – Faculty Ratio: 10:1
- 4 year graduation rate: 76%
- % of undergrads receiving Financial aid: 56%
- Average Financial Aid: $32,446
Double Bass Statistics
- Average number of undergraduate bass students: 6-9
- Bass Ensembles, Mixed Chamber Music Coachings
What Alumni Are Doing
- Most students at DePauw are double majors. Recent grads are now in law school or in the tech industry.
Perspectives from the Bass Faculty
Q: What are some of your favorite experiences teaching at your school?
A: Getting to know the students on a personal level and watching their growth over the years is the biggest reward.
DePauw has many great scholarship opportunities for young bass players.
About The Bass Faculty
Double bassist Peter Seymour has performed with many of the world’s most highly acclaimed artists and ensembles, including the Cleveland Orchestra, New World Symphony, Houston Symphony, New York City Ballet, Iris Orchestra and the Colorado Music Festival. He was the recipient of the Downbeat Magazine Award for Best Jazz Soloist and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove and Bobby McFerrin.
Since the inception of PROJECT Trio, Peter has taken on many roles, including CEO, manager, and community engagement director. He is especially passionate about education and outreach and has organized events for the Trio benefiting over 400,000 students on three continents in eleven countries and over 40 States. Peter also serves as the director of PROJECT: The Camp, a unique summer music festival founded in 2012 that focuses on modern chamber music, with an emphasis on ensemble, improvisation, composition, memorization, performance, and extended techniques. He is always active writing music for the Trio. His recent compositions include two pieces for trio and orchestra: Dr. Nick and an arrangement of Rossini’s William Tell Overture.
Peter received a Bachelor of Music degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music and a Master’s Degree in Bass Performance from Rice University where he was a student of Paul Ellison. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Brooklyn, NY.
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