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David Story

David Story

Professor of String Bass

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  • M.M. - Western Michigan University
  • B.M. - University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Courses Taught

  • Applied Double Bass
  • Jazz Bass
  • Jazz Combos
  • Improvisation
  • Lab Jazz Ensemble
  • Chamber Strings


David Story is an assistant professor of string bass and jazz studies at UW-Stevens Point. In addition to applied bass, Story teaches jazz combos, improvisation, directs the lab jazz ensemble, and coaches chamber string groups. He received his M.M. in performance from Western Michigan University where he studied with Tom Knific as a graduate fellow. He earned his B.M. in performance from UWSP under virtuoso Catalin Rotaru. He has also received training in the Suzuki Bass Method from Virginia Dixon.

Mr. Story has performed throughout the U.S. and is active as a classical soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, and freelance jazz artist. He is a two-time semifinalist in the International Society of Bassists classical soloist competition. While a graduate student at WMU, he received three Downbeat awards as a member of the Kruiziki Transatlantica Quintet.

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