John Cleere

2018 Round Top Music Festival

John Cleere
Double Bass
Denton, Texas
University of North Texas
John began playing double bass in 2011 at the age of 18. Earning a Bachelor's degree in performance from Louisiana State University under Yung-Chiao Wei, he went on to play as a professional freelance bassist in Louisiana and surrounding states, playing with orchestras such as Louisiana Philharmonic, Baton Rouge Symphony, and Texarkana Symphony. He is also recipient of first prize at the 2016 Louisiana Bass Festival solo competition, 2016 Most Inspiring Teacher award (Acadiana Conservatory), and a finalist of the Marjorie Strickland Young Artist Concerto Competition. Presently, John is working towards a Master's degree in performance at University of North Texas under Dr. Gudrun Raschen and Jeff Bradetich, as well as a minor in early music.