Kevin Mauldin, double bass

Kevin Mauldin Double Bass MentorKevin Mauldin, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, began playing the bass at age 13 as a student in the Memphis City Schools system. At the age of 15 Kevin (KG) began playing the bass guitar and tuba. As a student at Memphis State University, Kevin studied bass with Herman Burkhardt and then with John Chiego. Ensembles played in range from the University Orchestra, Concert Band and Jazz Band, also professionally in the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Opera Memphis and the Tupelo (MS) Symphony as well as freelancing in local bands and groups.

After leaving Memphis with a Bachelor of Music, Kevin attended the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM) studying with Frank Proto and getting his Master of Music Degree in Instrumental Performance. From there he won the position of Principal Bass in the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association, honing his improvisational skills by mixing with the local Jazz scene there.

After leaving Chattanooga, Kevin began his musical career in Naples with the Naples Philharmonic (1990 to now), and the Philharmonic Jazz Orchestra (2010- present). Kevin was on the faculty at the University of Miami (2000 to 2010), the Brevard Music Festival (1994-2004), the Luzerne Music Festival (1990- 92), and currently teaches at the Hot Springs Music Festival (2007 to present).

Mr. Mauldin’s chamber music experiences include concerts in the Chamber Music Series at Artis- Naples, the Bergonzi Quartet, The Frost Chamber Players, and the Festival Chamber Players in Hot Springs. Kevin has also been a member of these orchestras: The Florida Orch.,The Chattanooga Symphony, The Richmond(IN) Symphony, The Cincinnati Symphony(sub),The Cincinnati Chamber Orch., The Cincinnati Ballet and the Memphis Symphony Orch.

Kevin gets to show his versatility by also playing electric bass and jazz bass on Pops concerts. Locally, he can be found playing jazz with The Danny Sinoff Quartet, Bob Zottola as well as various local bands. Mr. Mauldin’s playing has been influenced by many great musicians and styles ranging from the R&B, Soul ,Blues, Funk and Gospel of Memphis to the virtuosity of Classical bassists Gary Karr, Edgar Meyer, Francois Rabbath, and Joel Quarrington, Jazz bassists Stanley Clarke, Ray Brown, Neils Henning Orsted Pedersen, John Clayton, Ron Carter and Christian McBride, and Electric bassists Victor Wooten, James Jamerson, Verdine White, Larry Graham, Louis Johnson and Jaco Pastorius.

Contact Kevin Mauldin:

kevinm60@comcast.net

Apprentice application:

STANDARD REPERTOIRE CONCERTO – 1st movement, exposition.
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 – 3rd movement, measures 1-18; 44-72; pickup to m.141 to 176 (trio section).
R. STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben, rehearsal #9 -2 measures before rehearsal #11.
MOZART: Symphony No. 35 – 4th movement, measures 134-181.