Sandor Ostlund is Associate Professor of Double Bass at Baylor University and is an active and versatile performer and pedagogue. He has an eclectic musical background that includes solo, chamber, orchestral, early music, studio, jazz, and new music performances.
As a soloist, Dr. Ostlund has performed in recitals throughout the United States. He has appeared in featured performances at International Society of Bassists Conventions, as concert soloist with orchestras, in live radio broadcasts, and has premiered many works for solo double bass. He has recently released a solo CD of music written for him called Leap of Faith.
Ensembles that Dr. Ostlund has played with include the Detroit Symphony, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Washington Bach Consort, Washington National Cathedral Baroque Orchestra, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Context, Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, San Antonio Symphony, National Philharmonic, Le Sinfonietta de Paris, Madison Symphony, Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, and the Virginia Symphony. Currently he is Principal Double Bassist with the Waco Symphony Orchestra, River Oaks Chamber Orchestra, and CMI Chamber Orchestra (formerly the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio).
He has been invited to teach and perform at clinics and universities including the Texas Music Festival, Penn State University, Northwestern University, SUNY-Stony Brook, James Madison University, Golden Gate Bass Camp, Colorado Suzuki Institute, American Festival for the Arts, Shenandoah Conservatory Performing Arts Festival, Texas Double Bass Symposium, TCU International Bass Festival, Midwest Double Bass Symposium, and the Annual Richard Davis Double Bass Conference.