Winston Jack Budrow, Jr.

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

Professor of Double Bass, Michigan State University College of Music

B.S., Bowling Green University; Graduate Studies Carnegie Mellon University, New England Conservatory

Jack Budrow is professor of double bass at the Michigan State University College of Music. He has enjoyed a long and varied career in double bass performance and teaching. Budrow has been a member of the Houston Symphony, and principal bass of the North Carolina Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, and the American National Opera orchestras. A well-known teacher, Budrow's students play in many of America's symphony orchestras, including Cincinnati, San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, Charleston, San Antonio, the Michigan Opera, and the Army Band. Internationally, he has placed students in the Oslo Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Munich Radio Orchestra, and the Caracas Symphony. He was recently named 2014 String Teacher of The Year in the State of Michigan by the American String Teachers Association.

Each summer, Budrow teaches at Interlochen Arts Camp and Indiana University. He serves on the board of directors of the International Society of Double Bassists, and was a judge for their most recent International Solo Bass Competition. He has presented master classes throughout the United States, including the Cleveland Institute, Florida State University, University of Houston, Indiana University, University of Michigan, Peabody Conservatory, and University of Texas. In addition, he served as the bass section coach at the National Orchestral Institute and New World Symphony. Budrow received his B.M. from Bowling Green State University.