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Schwob School of Music

Schwob School of Music

Double Bass Studio

Welcome to the Schwob Double Bass Studio where we offer comprehensive education for bass players ranging from undergraduate to master's degrees. As a bassist at the Schwob School of Music, you will have the opportunity to explore and hone your skills in a variety of setting and styles ranging from classical solo repertoire, to orchestral playing, to chamber music ensembles, to jazz ensembles and bass ensembles. All performance practices are respected and explored. 

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Dr. Jacqueline Pickett is Instructor of Double Bass at Columbus State University where she teaches both classical and jazz applied double bass lessons and coordinates the double bass studio. She currently serves as Principal Bass with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Dr. Pickett has performed and recorded with the Ritz Chamber Players, Nashville Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra Nashville), Pauline Oliveros' New Circle Five, and Terry Riley's Khayal. She has given solo double bass recitals in Johannesburg, South Africa and universities throughout the United States. She continues to present solo double bass recitals themed on current social issues.

Dr. Pickett is the founder of Torch Academy, a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization promoting formal music instruction and social empowerment for underserved/at-risk youth, and the Metro Atlanta Women's Jazz Society, an organization that offers big band and chamber ensembles dedicated to featuring women jazz artists. Dr. Pickett holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Double Bass Performance from University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, and a Bachelor of Music degree from West Virginia University.

Want to apply to the Schwob School of Music and audition? Here's how:

To apply to the Schwob School of Music for an undergraduate degree, start here:

After you have read that page and completed the Undergraduate Audition Application, contact me directly and we'll set up a date that is convenient for you.

Also, you need apply separately to the university. You can do so online at

Directions to the RiverCenter: 900 Broadway, Columbus, GA 31901

Please let me know if you have any questions. Hope to see you soon!


Dr. Jacqueline Pickett
Instructor of Double Bass
Schwob School of Music
Columbus State University