Thursday, March 19, 2020 Double bassist Joseph H. Conyers to join Julliard String Faculty

Joseph H. Conyers
(The Post Searchlight)

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Bainbridge native Joseph H. Conyers, assistant principal bassist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, has been appointed to the Juilliard string faculty beginning this spring semester. He will be joining Juilliard’s other distinguished bass teachers: Timothy Cobb, Harold Robinson, and Eugene Levinson.

“We are absolutely thrilled that Joseph Conyers will be joining the faculty to teach and mentor the next generation of bassists here at Juilliard,” Provost and Dean Ara Guzelimian said. Mr. Conyers is the associate principal bassist of the Philadelphia Orchestra and an advocate for music education. He is now accepting a roster of full-time students in the College Division.

Juilliard’s string department is the largest department within the music division, representing about one-third of the total student enrollment. The faculty includes internationally acclaimed soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians, and leading pedagogues as well as the world-renowned Juilliard String Quartet.

Joseph H. Conyers was appointed assistant principal bassist of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 2010 after tenures with the Atlanta Symphony, Santa Fe Opera, and Grand Rapids Symphony, where he was principal bass. He has served as acting associate principal bass of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 2017. Conyers has performed with numerous orchestras as soloist across the country.

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