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Hochstein String Faculty - Justin McCulloch

Instrument/Department: Double Bass

Joined Hochstein faculty in: 2021


Justin McCulloch is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Double Bass at the Eastman School of Music in the studio of Professor James VanDemark. McCulloch has worked as a professional Double Bassist since 2008 with the Sarasota Orchestra. He was also a regular addition with the Florida Orchestra, Sarasota Opera, Jacksonville Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, and various other groups and ensembles throughout Florida. McCulloch has most recently worked as an extra with the Buffalo Philharmonic and Rochester Philharmonic Orchestras. 

McCulloch has worked with variety of youth orchestras, including the Flagler Youth Orchestra, Central Florida Youth Orchestra, and the Young Artists Orchestra. He has also been an adjunct faculty of Daytona State College and Bethune Cookman College and has taught string methods courses with the Music Education department at the Eastman School of Music and private lessons as an intern at the Eastman Community Music School. 

Other interests include lecturing about Musician Performance Anxiety. Most recently, he collaborated as a consultant in the development of a business plan for peak performance strategies for an academic setting and currently is working on developing a performance simulator prototype with spouse and colleagues. He has been featured as a workshop and poster presenter on Performance Anxiety at the Performing Arts Medical Association International Symposium as well as local organizations, such as the Rochester Cello Society.