Kevin Casseday has been working with students at the University Of Florida since 1986, and during that time has performed both solo and chamber concerts, including Jazz, rock, and electro-acoustic throughout the United States. Since 1985, he has been a member of the Jacksonville Symhony, and in the summer months, a member of the faculty of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, where he performs and teaches. For 15 years, Mr. Casseday organized and directed the Florida Bass Bash- a weeklong festival for young bassists.
As an active pedogogue, Mr. Casseday has written over twenty quartets for young bassists. His Six Week Warm Up for Double Bass is studied throughout the country, and his new book of scale studies entitled, Skatin' has college level bassists approaching the geography of the bass fingerboard in ways they never thought possible. At this time, he is working on new editions of the bass solo music of Alec Wilder, and a transcription of the Capuzzi concerto.
While a student, Mr. Casseday studied string bass with Stuart Sankey, Eugene Levinson, and Edgar Meyer, and compostion techniques with Donald Grantham and Bernad Heiden. He holds Bachelor and Masters degrees in Bass Performance from Indiana University.