Doug Basye joined Pacific Symphony as assistant principal bass in 1994. Originally from Colorado, Basye holds degrees from Indiana University and Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining Pacific Symphony, he played in the Colorado Symphony and the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife (Spain). Since moving to Orange County he has played with San Diego Symphony, Grant Park Symphony, San Diego Opera and Pittsburgh Symphony. Basye is on faculty at California State University, Fullerton and teaches privately. A current member of Pacific Symphony's Class Act program, he is in residency at four Orange County elementary schools.