Oswald Backus V

Oswald B.

Lawrence, KS

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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
Fluent / Native 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 Organization of Women
Jan 2012

As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

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HipHop beat with classical bass
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Photo by Oswald B.


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