Lawrence P. Hurst

Valade Fellow, Double Bass, Interlochen Arts Camp; Faculty, Interlochen Double Bass Institute

Former chair of the Department of Strings, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University; Former principal double bass, Dallas Symphony

Lawrence Hurst, double bass, served two years with the Seventh Army Symphony in Europe, and afterwards began his professional career as principal bassist with the Dallas Symphony under Sir Georg Solti.  He was on the faculty of the University of Michigan from 1964 until 1986.  He joined the summer faculty of the National Music Camp at Interlochen, Michigan in 1967 (now the Interlochen Arts Camp), where he continues to teach, and joined the faculty of the Jacobs School of Music in 1986.  His students can be found in orchestras all over the world, and in virtually all major US orchestras.  Among his many awards are the ASTA Artist/Teacher of the year Award in 2008, the International Society of Bassists Distinguished Teaching Award in 2006, and the ISB's Distinguished Achievement Award, its highest honor, in 2013.  Upon his retirement, former students of both UM and IU contributed to a scholarship and medal in his name.