Oswald Backus V

Oswald B.

Denver, CO
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Oswald delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2005

I am a very accomplished Stand up Bassist, Graduate of the NewEngland Conservatory of Music, Principal Bassist of the Sioux city symphony and section Bassist in dozens of accomplished orchestras. I am very proficient with jazz and computer production as well as being a classically trained musician. I am a very fun, outgoing, entertaining and affective tutor and teacher. I look forward hearing back from you!


Section Bass
Aug 2014 - Present
Wichita Symphony

Contribute to the over all impact of the bass section of the Wichita Symphony.

Principal Bassist
Jun 2014 - Present
Sioux city Symphony

I Lead the Bass section of the Sioux city Symphony threw the Concert season of rehearsals and performances.


Masters of Classical Bass Performance
Aug 2012 - Jan 2015
The University Of Kansas
Bachelor of classical Bass Performance
Aug 2004 - May 2008
The NewEngland Conservatory of Music


Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Graduate Teaching Assisant
Aug 2013
University of Kansas

Bachelor of Classical Bass Performance
May 2008
New England conservatory of music


Kansas Music educator award
May 2004
Kansas department of Edcuation
Lawrence art center honors recital winner
May 2002
Lawrence art center


Jazz Education Network
Apr 2012

JEN was formed in 2008 to help bring together the jazz arts community. It hosts an annual conference with concerts presented by students and professionals, a student jazz festival, workshops, research presentations and an exhibition area with manufacturers, retailers, schools and other jazz related organizations. JEN also offers many educational programs, from an outreach program, to mentoring and scholarships.

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National Association for Music Edcuation
Jan 2012

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

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HipHop beat with classical bass
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