Originally from Billings, Montana, Dorian Jackman is an active freelance double bassist residing in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to his section positions with the Evansville Philharmonic and Owensboro Symphony, he also performs regularly with a variety of other ensembles, including the Indianapolis Symphony, Nu Deco Ensemble (Miami, FL), Quad Cities Symphony, and IU's New Music Ensemble.
In addition to his symphonic work, his passion for chamber music has inspired him to perform in more intimate settings, as well -- most recently, at the Innsbrook Institute, the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, and the Lake George Music Festival. Jackman is currently a doctoral candidate in double bass performance at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music, where he previously earned his MM degree also. He earned his BM at Illinois State University, where he received the Presser Foundation Award and won the school of music Concerto-Aria Competition. His teachers have included Kurt Muroki (DM), Lawrence Hurst (MM), and Dr. William Koehler (BM), as well as Jeff Turner, Peter Lloyd, and Owen Lee.
Prior to his position at DePauw, he served as an associate instructor of double bass at Indiana University, taught privately in Bloomington, and coached sectionals and ensembles in the Indianapolis area and at the Red Lodge Music Festival in Red Lodge, Montana. Jackman's teaching seeks to blend together the importance of 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.