Laura Snyder

A native of New York City, Laura Snyder says, “My goal is to be an instrument. If God has given me a gift to use, I’ll use it and take care of it.” A double bassist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 1970, Laura began her musical training at the prestigious High School of Music … Continued

Rip Prétat

A native of Rhode Island, Rip Prétat currently serves as double bassist and assistant personnel manager with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. Rip also served as acting assistant principal double bassist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra from 1980-1982 and from 1997-2006. He holds a bachelors degree in music performance from Indiana University. Rip coordinates all national … Continued

Catherine McGinn

Double Bassist Catherine McGinn has been a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 1978. She is a founding member of The Bach Babes and since 1999, she has been principal double bassist with Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra.  She has also played with Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Canary Island Opera Orchestra as an Assistant Principal, … Continued

Scott Kreger

Scott Kreger has been a member of the bass section of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra since 1984. He received his education at Illinois State and Indiana universities, studying bass with Arthur Corra and Murray Grodner. After returning to the Chicago area, he studied orchestral repertoire with Joseph Guastafeste and as a member of the Civic … Continued

Andrew Raciti

Andrew Raciti is the Associate Principal Bass of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. He is also the head of the double bass studio of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University. Before joining the Milwaukee Symphony in 2006, Mr. Raciti was Associate Principal Bass of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Australia. He has also performed with … Continued

Jon McCullough-Benner

Joining the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as its Principal Bass in 2017, Jon McCullough-Benner is an avid performer and educator for the double bass. Coming from a musical family, his father is a former pianist, his brother played guitar and piano, and his grandmother was a former member of the Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus. Jon started … Continued