Jarrett Bastow

Jarrett Bastow

Assistant Principal
Instrument
Bio

Jarrett Bastow is an active performer, Suzuki teacher and arts administrator in the Arklassouri radius (Northwest Arkansas, Northeast Oklahoma and Southwest Missouri). He is a professional bassist and cellist based in Northwest Arkansas.  He is Principal Bass for the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Assistant Principal Bass for Springfield (MO) Symphony Orchestra, Section Bass for Tulsa Symphony and Section Bass for Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra. Jarrett has performed with Signature, Bartlesville, Arkansas, Texarkana and Shreveport Symphonies.  His Suzuki training began at Northwestern University when he took Suzuki Pedagogy with Gilda Barston in 2013.  He continued his training with notable teacher trainers including Beth Cantrell, Andrea Yun, and Kate Jones for Cello and Bass Units 1-2.  Jarrett is the Personnel Manager of Symphony of Northwest Arkansas and Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra and frequently collaborates with Walton Arts Center for their CineConcert performances held at the Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion.  His principal teachers are Erik Johnson, Nicholas Walker and Andrew Raciti.  Born and raised in upstate New York, Jarrett earned his Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College, Master of Music from Northwestern University, Master of Arts Leadership and Cultural Management from Colorado State University and a Graduate Certificate in Change Management from Cornell University.