Christopher Carloni began playing bass at the age of 9. At 11, he was a Milwaukee Civic Music Private
Lesson Scholarship winner. and currently studies string bass with John Babbitt. He was a member of the
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra (MYSO) for five years. Christopher held the MSO Philharmonia
bass section leader position, and was principal bass player of the MYSO Senior Symphony. In January
2012, Christopher was the runner up in the Philharmonia concerto competition.
A five year member of the Wisconsin State Honors orchestra, Christopher was selected to be the bass
section leader in both 2012 and 2014. In spring of 2014 Christopher was recognized by the National
Federation of Music Clubs as the third place finisher for the Mary Alice Cox Award which is open to both
cello and bass players. Christopher was a 2014 Milwaukee Civic Music Association High School Showcase
Finalist and Young Artist Scholarship Winner. He placed third in the Menomonee Falls Symphony
Concerto Competition in 2016. Christopher recently performed Koussevitzky Bass Concerto with the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in April of 2016. Besides playing, he teaches
electric and double bass at Brass Bell Music Store. Christopher attends the University of Wisconsin
Milwaukee majoring in String Bass Performance.
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