167: Scott Pingel on accelerated musical development, life as principal bass of San Francisco, and differences between conservatory and university teaching Dec. 14, 2015

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We're featuring San Francisco Symphony Principal Double Bass and University of Michigan faculty member Scott Pingel on this week's show. In addition to holding down the principal bass chair for the San Francisco Symphony, Scott taught for several years at the San Francisco Conservatory, and he served as Principal Bass of the Charleston Symphony prior to his appointment in San Francisco. This was really a great interview, and it was a pleasure to connect again with Scott (we played together for the Spoleto Festival over a decade ago). You'll learn a lot about how Scott approaches practicing for auditions, …

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