Cassidy Morgan

Cassidy Morgan is the newly appointed Principal Double Bassist of the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra as well as a section double bassist in the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra. In addition to his positions in Duluth and Fargo, he is a highly sought-after freelance bassist, having performed with some of the nation's most prestigious orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C., the Indianapolis Symphony, the Baltimore Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony, the Richmond (VA) Symphony, and others. As a chamber musician, Cassidy has collaborated with members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony, the Nashville Symphony, Leipzig Gewandhaus, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. He has also performed with the Smithsonian Chamber Players and acted as Principal Bass of the conductor-less Washington D.C.-based chamber ensemble, Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra. Cassidy's principal teachers include Bruce Bransby, Richard Barber, Robert Oppelt, Albert Laszlo, and Steve Benne. Cassidy also has a passion for historically informed performance practices; in the spring of 2016, he received his doctorate from the University of Maryland-College Park where he wrote a dissertation on the Viennese violone, the double bass instrument used in Vienna during the mid to late eighteenth century.