Music Department

Don Hermanns

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Bassist Don Hermanns’ career has been interesting and diverse. A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Hermanns has been a guest artist at many music festivals including Aspen, Marlboro, La Jolla Summerfest, the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Oregon Bach Festival. He has toured with the British supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer (double bass & bass guitar) and pop star Engelbert Humperdinck (bass guitar & arranger) and has performed on many major movie soundtracks. He was a member of the San Diego Symphony from 1984 to 1996 and was principal bass of the San Dieago Chamber Orchestra for several years. Don was a creative consultant for the award-winning video, The Nature of Sound, founded Arc Publishing and has been a member of the Oregon Symphony since 1997.