Doug Basye joined the Pacific Symphony in 1994 as Assistant Principal. He also plays in the San Diego Symphony. Previously he played in San Diego Opera, Grant Park Symphony in Chicago and the Pittsburgh Symphony on their west coast tour. Basye has also taught in Pacific Symphony's Class Act program as a presenter.
Doug completed his Bachelor of Science degree at Indiana University where he studied bass performance and violin building and repair. The program included building a violin in the second year. He joined the Pacific Symphony in 1994 after completing his Masters degree at Carnegie Mellon University, where he studied with Jeff Turner, Principal Bass of the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Before graduate school, Doug played professionally in the Colorado Symphony and Orquestra Sinfonica de Tenerife in the Canary Islands. Additionally, he has played summer festivals including the Solti Project, the Colorado Music Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra, as well as two fellowship invitations to the Aspen Music Festival.
Doug lives in Mission Viejo with his wife Hong, a professional harpist, and their son Aaron.