Professor Emeritus of Double Bass, Arizona State University, has taught at the collegiate level for four decades. He earned degrees from Cincinnati-College-Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, and the University of North Texas. He has played in the Atlanta, Dallas, Phoenix, and Wichita Symphony Orchestras, and he has taught strings in the schools of Atlanta, Georgia and Richardson, Texas.
Dr. Swaim arrived at Arizona State University in 1975 and immediately began impacting the quality of bass teaching in Arizona. Dr. Swaim’s generosity with his time and talent is evident in the numerous clinics and workshops he has given. His work with Suzuki bass students opened all of us to the reality that young students could play bass and play well. Dr. Swaim is a regular presenter at many, many conferences for the Suzuki Association of America, Music Educator’s National Conference, International Society of Bassists, and American String Teachers Association in the United States and abroad. Contact sdswaimATcox.net
Dr. John Ebinger ( Central Phoenix )
John Ebinger is a native of New Mexico and has been a member of The Phoenix Symphony since 1995. He holds a bachelor's of music degree from New Mexico State University, and a master's of music and doctor of musical arts degree from Arizona State University.
Ebinger has performed with the New Mexico, El Paso, Tucson and Hawaii symphonies. He also has performed nationally and abroad in summer festivals such as the Flagstaff Festival of the Arts, Great Music West, Music in the Mountains and the Spoleto Festival.
Ebinger's first solo album, “The Doublebass Music of Frank Proto,” was released by Soundset Records in the fall of 1996. Contact dmajeATaol.com
Dr. Christopher Rose ( Tempe )
Chris Rose teaches private students from beginners to advanced players, and work as Adjunct Faculty for South Mountain Community College.
BM - Bass Performance - Western Michigan Univ - 2003
MME - Studio Ped - Univ of Wisconsin - Stevens Point - 2005
DMA - Bass Performance - Arizona State Univ - ABD
Sublist - Phoenix Symphony and AZ Opera.
Resident Bassist - Broadway Palm Dinner Theater
Member - Madison and Green Bay Symphonies - 2002-2003