Douglas Mapp, bass faculty
- US News Ranking: #20 (tie) in Regional Universities North
- US News Overall Score (out of 100): 69
- In-State Tuition & Fees 2016-17: $12,864
- Out-of-State Tuition & Fees 2016-17: $20,978
- Room & Board 2016-17: $11,627
- Total Enrollment: 16,155
- Acceptance Rate (from 2015): 56%
- Student – Faculty Ratio: 18:1
- 4 year graduation rate: 43%
- % of undergrads receiving Financial aid: 61%
- Average Financial Aid: $8,441
Double Bass Statistics
- Average number of undergraduate bass students: 6
- Studio Class, Orchestral Repertoire Class, Bass Ensembles, Master Classes featuring name Jazz Players and classical players
What Alumni Are Doing
- Assistant principal Colorado Symphony
- DMA Suny Purchase
- Masters at Manhattan School of Music.
Perspectives from Students and Alumni
Q: What are some favorite memories about studying at this school?
A: Connections made with fellow students and professors, supportive environment to succeed in.
A: The private studio lessons, built relationships and I learned valuable life lessons in addition to just playing the bass.
Q: How did this school help prepare you for your future endeavors?
A: Earned an Ed degree and prepared me for grad school in performance
A: Stayed in the area and found work during school and after graduation because of the local networking.
Q: What advice would you offer others thinking about studying at this school?
A: Perfect school for educators and to help prepare for graduate schools.
A: Has a very wide and diverse range of talent. Do not get caught up in the drama. Don’t compare yourself to others. Focus on YOUR best self rather than the competitive side of things.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to share about this school?
A: Douglas Mapp is a full time bass professor and will make extra time for his students if they are struggling on the double bass.
A: Not the most academically organized. Always double check yourself and your general education professors/advisors.
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Perspectives from the Bass Faculty
Q: What are some of your favorite experiences teaching at your school?
A: Our program is large enough to offer all of the playing opportunities that a young professional needs to experience and small enough that most of students get to play in the major ensembles.
All bass students study with me and I am in the building every day. Main focus is on students becoming the best player and teacher that they can.
About The Bass Faculty
Double Bassist Douglas Mapp is at home in many musical styles ranging from classical to jazz to rock to Broadway to contemporary classical. The list of artists that he has performed, recorded and toured with includes Philip Glass, Michael Nyman, Donnie McClurkin, Richard Smallwood, Natalie Cole, Randy Brecker, Sean Jones, Ernie Watts, Lana Del Rey, R Kelly, and Jeff Majors.
He is Principal Bassist of the Reading and Kennett Symphonies and Assistant Principal of the Delaware Symphony. He performs regularly with some of the regions premiere ensembles including the Pennsylvania Ballet, the Philly Pops, Harrisburg Symphony, and has a twenty five-year tenure with the Philadelphia based new music ensemble Reláche. He has performed as substitute bassist with the Philadelphia Orchestra both at home and on tour.
His publishing company, Douglas Mapp Music has been helping bassists to solve the age-old dilemma of solo versus orchestra tuning for over twenty years with piano parts written in keys that fit with standard orchestral tuning. He is President of the International Society of Bassists and chaired the 2015 ISB convention at Colorado State University. Mr. Mapp is a Professor of Jazz Studies at Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ.