Garold Fowler
Double Bassist, Music Educator (Strings Specialist), Composer/arranger
Garold Fowler teaches double bass, electric bass & elementary through high school violin, viola, cello & guitar

Garold Fowler’s double bass teachers include Darryl Pugh and Angel Sicam of the Syracuse Symphony and
Michael Griffin assistant principal of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Pedagogically, Garold’s method of
instruction is to provide the student with a solid technical foundation of the double bass; a technical foundation
that naturally fosters tone and volume, agility and accurate intonation. Learned through his teachers, this
approach to double bass playing is shared by Franco Petracchi and Orin O’Brien.

Garold Fowler is a double bassist with the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Peoria Bach Festival and the Millikin
Decatur Symphony. Garold has also performed with the Knox-Galesburg Symphony, Champaign-Urbana
Symphony, Opera Illinois, Prairie Ensemble, Illinois Symphony, Danville Symphony, Utica Symphony, Glens
Falls Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic, Tri Cities Opera, Catskills Symphony, and the Orchestra of
Northern New York. Garold also has an extensive performance background that includes tango, jazz, blues,
musical theatre, opera orchestras and chamber music.

Garold’s musical activities also include composing and arranging. His doctoral research involved editing and
transcribing a selection of compositions for quintet by Astor Piazzolla. A complete
list of Garold's work with
Piazzolla's music can be found here:
transcriptions & arrangements

Garold also composed music and arranged classic tangos for the short film Deadly Embrace. You can hear his
compositions and watch some music videos here:
Deadly Embrace

Garold also creates original arrangements for his middle school orchestra. His work in this area includes
student requested arrangements by artists like Adele, Duran Duran, Katy Perry and currently Panic at the