Gaelen McCormick (double bass) joined the RPO in 1995, following freelancing with many regional orchestras in the northeast. She was the founding bassist for Gibbs & Main (a Rochester-based string quintet), and the Pittsburgh Live Music Chamber Orchestra in it’s inaugural year. Gaelen often collaborates with other artists and musicians and is happy to have performed new music for the Rochester City Ballet and to have improvised solos on local artists’ albums. She has given recitals and masterclasses at St. Rose College, Williams College, Nazareth College, and Ithaca College. McCormick began teaching at the ECMS in 2001 and joined the faculty of Nazareth College in 2010. She holds degrees from the Eastman School and Carnegie Mellon University. Her first etude book, “Mastering the Bow,” was published in 2013 by Carl Fischer.
Gaelen McCormick created a series of short videos on scale preparation:
Levels 1 and 2:
Levels 3 and 4:
Levels 5 and 6: