Todd Lockwood

Associate Principal Bass

Todd Lockwood plays a bass that dates back to 1897 and was found in a garage by a member of the Colorado Symphony. Todd purchased it in 2004 and loves its dark wood and sound.

What do you want patrons of the Symphony to know about you?
I started playing the bass in the fourth grade through the music program in the Colorado public schools. I didn’t become serious about music until high school.

What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional musician?
When I was a child I wanted to be an astronaut

What do you do in your spare time (other than practice!)?
Fly-Fishing

What is your favorite thing about being a professional musician?
I enjoy the problem-solving factor of playing an instrument, there are always new problems that occur even in old music

What sport(s) do you participate in?
Tennis

What is your favorite food?
BBQ

Who is your favorite composer?
I fell in love with the music of Christopher Rouse playing several of his works at the Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival

What’s currently on your Ipod?
I find it difficult to listen to music in my spare time, I guess I just need a mental break

Education
Bachelor of Music with highest honors from University of Colorado with Paul Erhard; Master of Music and Performer Diploma from Indiana University with Bruce Bransby.