Troy Bast, Violin, currently performs regularly with the Alabama Symphony, the Chattanooga Symphony, the Huntsville Symphony, and the Mobile Symphony. He is the former assistant principal 2nd violin in both the Huntsville Symphony and the Chattanooga Symphony. He began his violin studies in Pennsylvania, where he was a student at Temple University Preparatory Division. Mr. Bast received his Bachelor of Music degree from New York University, and his Master of Music degree from The Peabody Conservatory of Music. His teachers have included Marie Griffith, Davyd Booth, Mark Steinberg, Shirley Givens and Laura Kobayashi. Mr. Bast received his training in the Suzuki methods with Edmund Sprunger, Marilyn O’Boyle, Carrie Reuning-Hummel, Allen Lieb, Thomas Wermuth, and Timothy Durbin.