Carolyn White has been Associate Principal Bass of the St. Louis Symphony since 1973.The first woman to hold that position; she is a graduate of Indiana University and the recipient of numerous awards including the Edward J. Gilbert Memorial Prize at the 1982 International Double Bass Competition on the Isle of Man, Great Britain. Outside of the orchestra she is very active as a soloist, chamber musician, arranger and teacher. Currently she is on the faculty of Webster University. She has been Visiting Professor of Double Bass at Indiana University, and given numerous master classes at the University of Iowa and the conventions of the International Society of Double Bassists. Her arrangements, both for solo bass and bass ensemble, are widely known and published by International Music Co., Meridian Integrated Media and Bass Ensembles Unlimited. Her published arrangement of the Rossini Sonata for Strings #2 was recorded on AAM Recordings with Ms. White performing the bass part. She plays on an instrument made by Giovanni Gabrielli (c.17500). Previously it was played by Henry Lowe, former Principal Bassist of the St. Louis Symphony. While Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, Arturo Toscanini chose this instrument for his Principal Bassist, Anselm Fortier.
Featured recording artist on Chamber Music for English Horn and Strings; AAM Recordings