Timothy Eckert, M.M.

Applied Instructor, Double Bass Studies
Phone: (323) 668-0305
Alternate: (323) 702-5469
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Timothy Eckert, M.M., is a double bassist, teacher, and composer. He performs as a member of the Los Angeles Opera and has appeared with ensembles including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Pasadena Symphony. Past positions include the Long Beach Symphony and assistant principal bass with the Kalamazoo Symphony. An avid chamber musician, Eckert performs with the Camerata Pacifica, at the Idyllwild Chamber Music Festival, and for Santa Monica’s Jacaranda series. Eckert is also active in the recording industry, having appeared live or in studio with artists such as Eric Clapton, Madonna, Bjork, and Alanis Morrisette. Eckert is on the faculty at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, and his compositions have appeared in a variety of series on ABC, CBS, MTV, MyNetworkTV, Bravo, the History Channel, National Geographic, and E!. In 1993, he traveled to Italy to be part of renowned bassist Franco Petracchi’s master class at the Accademia Chigiana, and he also participated in the master class at the Sermoneta Corsi. He has performed at the Aspen Music Festival, where he was twice awarded fellowships, and at the Spoleto Festival in Italy, where he served as principal bass of the Spoleto Opera. Eckert’s principal teachers have included Tom Knific, Bruce Bransby, Petracchi, Eugene Levinson, and Paul Ellison.


  • M.M., Indiana University
  • B.M. (cum laude), Western Michigan University


  • Advanced Studies Certificate, University of Southern California
  • Diploma di Merito, Accademia Chigiana

Academic Areas

  • School of Music (College of Music and the Arts)
  • College of Music and the Arts


  • Chamber Music
  • Double Bass