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Todd Seeber

Bass, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Eleanor L. and Levin H. Campbell chair, endowed in perpetuity

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Todd Seeber joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra's double bass section in May 1988. From January 1986 until he joined the BSO, he was principal bass of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, which he joined when he was 20, and with which he appeared frequently as a soloist. Before joining the BPO, he was assistant principal bass of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and of the Handel and Haydn Society Orchestra. Born in Spokane, Washington, Seeber grew up in Canada, Hawaii, and Australia. He began playing the double bass at age 11 with George Wellington and attended high school in Portland, Oregon, where he studied with Herman Jobelmann. A Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center in 1983 and 1984, he won first prize in the American String Teachers National Solo Competition in 1983 and was a 1984 winner of the Boston University Concerto Aria Competition. In May 1985 he graduated from Boston University, where he studied with Henry Portnoi. Seeber currently teaches at New England Conservatory of Music, at Boston University's School for the Arts, at Tanglewood Music Center, and at Boston University Tanglewood Institute.

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