Joined the RPO in 2012
Fred Dole is currently Section Double Bass in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and also performs with the Richmond Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and West Virginia Symphony Orchestras, and the Atlantic Chamber Ensemble (ACE), of which he was a founding member. He also has been Professor of Double Bass at Virginia Commonwealth University and the College of William and Mary. Previously, he was a freelance musician throughout the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area, and has played in numerous orchestras and chamber groups in the area. In 2003, Dole was chosen as a Peabody String Fellow, which allowed him to travel to Singapore to help open the Young Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and to perform with the Singapore Symphony. He received his Masters of Music from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Md., where he studied with Paul Johnson and had additional studies with John Hood and Rob Kesselman. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied with Michael Cameron and had additional studies with Catalin Rotaru.