Brett Shurtliffe Adjunct Professor
BM - Eastman School of Music
MM - Duquesne University
Brett Shurtliffe is Associate Principal Double Bass with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He joined the faculty at Canisius College in the fall of 2007, and in the summer of 2008 will join the faculty at Round Top TX. Mr. Shurtliffe received his Bachelor in Music from the Eastman School of Music, and his Master in Music from Duquesne University. During his time at Eastman he became only the second bassist in twenty years to receive the prestigious Performer’s Certificate. Other honors include 1st and 3rd Prizes from the International Society of Bassists Orchestral and Solo Competitions, 1st Prize PADEASTA Solo Competition, and Special Recognition for Bass Performance at the National ASTA Solo Competition. He has appeared in recital across the east coast of the U.S. and Canada, and as an orchestral musician has performed with the Wheeling, Erie, Detroit and Pittsburgh Symphonies. Apart from teaching and performing, Mr. Shurtliffe has commissioned new works for the double bass, as well as creating numerous transcriptions of his own including Monte’s Czardas, Kabalevsky’s 1st Cello Concerto, and Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen among others.