Kaelan Decman, a native of Los Angeles, holds a B.M. degree in Double Bass Performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and continued his graduate studies at the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. His primary instructors include Bruce Bransby and David Allen Moore.
During his studies in Indiana, Mr. Decman was appointed to the position of Principal Bass of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and Terre Haute Symphony Orchestras, and more recently has performed with the Phoenix Symphony, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra. He has attended a number of summer music programs as a fellow, including the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, and the Music Academy of the West where he was awarded a Global Academy Zarin Mehta Fellowship granting him the opportunity to perform with the New York Philharmonic.
Mr. Decman plays on a modern American double bass made in 2003 by Albert Jackstadt.