Bill Koehler


Bill Koehler has performed in numerous orchestras in New York City, the southeast, the mid-west and has performed with notable jazz and improvising musicians such as Sam Brown, Joe Tekula, Harold Seletsky, Umalpurim Siveraman, Patrick Marks, John Clark, Joe Morello, John Campbell, Carl Fontana, Dave Burrell, Jimmy Guiffre, David Baker, Harvey Phillips, Turk Van Lake, Wycliffe Gordon and the Orchid Ensemble and Nashville country music producer Byron Gallimore. Koehler is also an active performer in the electronic music medium on MIDI Electric Double Bass, having performed annually at the College Music Society – Technology Symposiums. Dr. Koehler is a frequent clinician (ISB, Richard David Festival, etc.); and, is a writer on bass pedagogy, and a reviewer of new music for string bass and string orchestra for the American String Teacher. Dr. Koehler has a number of transcriptions and original compositions for solo double bass which are available through Schorer Publications. One of his early research interests in string education involves the application of biofeedback to study physiology and to aid the reduction of excess muscle tension in string playing. He has illustrated double bass techniques and made editorial contributions in the two editions of Robert Klotman’s string education textbook entitled Teaching Strings. Koehler earned his doctorate at Indiana University. His double bass teachers include: Murray Grodner, David Izenson, Philip Albright, Ernest Szugyi, and Neal Mason.