BiographyDouble bassist Jeffrey Turner was previously principal bass of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1992, after joining the orchestra in 1987. He was principal bass of the New American Chamber Orchestra from 1984 to 1986 and played with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for its 1986-87 season. He served many years as the director of orchestral studies at Duquesne University, where he also served numerous terms as chair of the Strings Department. Turner has served as visiting professor at the Jacobs School of Music, Eastman School of Music, and University of Maryland, and as a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University. He has been artistic director of the City Music Center Chamber Orchestra and music director of the Pittsburgh Live Chamber Orchestra. He gives annual recitals and master classes throughout the world, and serves as a resident artist for annual festivals, including the Pacific Music Festival, National Youth Orchestra (U.S.), and National Orchestral Institute.