Sarah Ransom, Double Bass

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Sarah Ransom, a native of Chattanooga, TN, enjoys a rich career as a double bassist and teacher. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from Tennessee Tech University (Cookeville, TN) where she studied with Steve Benne of the Knoxville Symphony. After completing her undergraduate degree, Sarah began her studies at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music, where she earned a Master’s Degree in Music Performance studying with Micah Howard and Peter Guild of the Pittsburgh Symphony.

Over the years, Sarah has had the privilege of performing with many professional music organizations such as the Chattanooga Symphony, Chattanooga Symphony String Quintet, Huntsville Symphony, Orchestra Kentucky, Johnstown Symphony, Bryan Symphony, Jackson Symphony, and the Louisville Orchestra.

Sarah also enjoys performing outside the classical realm as a studio, pit, and jazz musician. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to perform multiple seasons with the Creede Repertory Theater in Creede, Colorado as a pit and house musician. She spent several years as a member of the Tennessee Tech Faculty Jazz Ensemble and was cofounder of the All Of Us Jazz combo. Sarah has also been involved in numerous professional engagements with Ocean Way Studios in recording major motion picture soundtracks and album recordings in Nashville, TN. Now, she spends most of her time as a private bass instructor and freelance musician throughout the south.

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