Instructor of Bass
Minnesota native Paul Macres is a bassist with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with many ensembles across the country, including the Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the Memphis Symphony Orchestra. Internationally, he has played guest principal bass with the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (Norway), and has toured across the globe with the Verbier Festival Orchestra.
Paul often spends his summers performing in Colorado with the Colorado Music Festival (Boulder), and in Minnesota with the Lakes Area Music Festival (Brainerd). He also holds a position with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, which performs numerous concerts at the world renown Hollywood Bowl throughout summers in Los Angeles.
An active teacher in the greater New Orleans area, Paul has held positions at numerous schools and creative arts organizations throughout the city. His current positions include professor of bass at Loyola University, strings instructor at Homer Plessy School, and bass teacher at Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra. Paul also maintains a private double bass studio with students ranging from 10 years to 70 years old.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Music from the Manhattan School of Music, a Master of Music from Rice University, and a Music Professional Studies Certificate from the Colburn School in Los Angeles.