Daniel Carson (bassist)

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Daniel Carson (born c. 1992) is principal double bassist for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

Carson began playing string bass in fourth grade and began studying under Jamie Chen the next year. During his school he was tutored by Andrew Anderson and Jason Heath. He also performed with the Illinois Music Education Association's All-State Orchestra, the Chicago-based "Midwest Young Artists" symphony orchestra, and the Glenbrook Symphony Orchestra, while still in high school.

During the summers, Carson attended music programs put on by the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Michigan; the Brevard Music Center in Brevard, North Carolina; the New York String Orchestra in New York City; and the Aspen Music Festival in Aspen, Colorado.

After high school, Carson began studying with Lawrence Hurst, and enrolled at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, where he was taught by Bruce Bransby. After his junior year in 2013, Carson won an open audition for the principal bass chair in the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

Carson has also performed as a jazz bassist and as a baritone vocalist in choral and a cappella groups.