Jack Budrow Professor of Double Bass


  • Strings

121 Music Building
East Lansing, MI 48824

(517) 353-6479


Jack Budrow is professor of double bass and co-chair of the string area 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 leading symphony orchestras, including Atlanta, Charleston, Cincinnati, Chicago Civic, Florida Gulf Coast, Grand Rapids, Houston, San Antonio and San Francisco, as well as in the Michigan Opera and the Army Band. Internationally, he has placed students in the Oslo Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Munich Radio Orchestra, Heidelberg Symphony and the Caracas Symphony.

During the summer, he teaches at the Interlochen Center for the Arts where he is a Valade Fellow, and at Indiana University. He serves on the board of directors of the International Society of Double Bassists and was a judge for the organization's most recent International Solo Bass Competition. He was awarded the 2014 String Teacher of the Year in the State of Michigan by the American String Teachers Association. He has presented master classes throughout the United States, including the Cleveland Institute of Music, 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 BM from Bowling Green State University.