Kassie Ferrero has been playing the double bass for over 20 years and teaching low strings since 2010. As a performer, she currently holds a section position with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and regularly performs with the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas, Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, and the Kansas City Symphony. She is also a founding member of Mind on Fire, a contemporary music collective in Baltimore, and loves to explore all types of music on the electric and upright bass. As an educator, Kassie maintains an active private studio in Kansas City and serves as a guest clinician and adjudicator throughout the state of Missouri. She received her BM from the Manhattan School of Music and her MM from the Peabody Conservatory, both with a focus on double bass performance. Kassie is also an alumna of the Brevard Music Center, Chautauqua Institution Music School, and the National Repertory Orchestra.