Montana native Dorian Jackman works as an active freelance double bassist throughout Indianapolis and Central Indiana. He holds section positions with the Evansville Philharmonic and Owensboro Symphony and performs regularly with a variety of other ensembles, including the Indianapolis Symphony, Nu Deco Ensemble, Quad Cities Symphony, and the Muncie Symphony. Jackman’s passion for chamber music has also led him to perform in more intimate settings, such as the Innsbrook Institute, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, and the Lake George Music Festival.
As a music educator, Jackman currently serves as the Double Bass instructor at DePauw University and Ball State University. He also teaches privately and coaches sectionals and ensembles at middle and high schools throughout the Indianapolis area. His pedagogical approach blends an emphasis on proper technique with a creative and open-minded approach to musicianship. His diverse experiences in performing classical symphonic, chamber, and jazz repertories have instilled in him the importance of musical playing at any level.
Jackman holds D.M. and M.M. degrees in double bass performance from Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music and a B.M. from Illinois State University. He has studied with Kurt Muroki, Lawrence Hurst, and Dr. William Koehler, as well as Jeff Turner, Bruce Bransby, Peter Lloyd, and Owen Lee.