Larry Hutchinson is an active performer, teacher, and clinician. He is currently in his 30th season as a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. In addition to teaching a studio of private bass students, he has directed the annual Troy Bass Workshop, sponsored by Michigan ASTA, since 1984. He has been on the Education Committee of the Detroit Symphony for many years, and has also served on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Bassists. He taught on the faculty of the National String Workshop and the American String Workshop and has given presentations at conventions for ASTA, the International Society of Bassists and the Midwestern Conference in Michigan. Larry is a strong advocate for music education, particularly in the public schools. He presents numerous clinics for music students, and has taken a very active roll in getting symphony members involved with the public school music programs in his community. In 1997 he received the Friend of Education award from the teachers of the Farmington Public Schools. In 2001 he was selected the Michigan String Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Chapter of ASTA and has twice received the Distinguished Service to the Arts award from the Farmington Hills Council for the Arts for his work as a teacher and advocate for the arts. Recently he was a recipient of the Leadership in Individual and Social Responsibility Award presented by Olivet College.