BassSusan Wulff

Associate Principal

From the age of 10, Susan Wulff began her musical career playing electric bass in a family band. Graduating Magna Cum Laude with dual Bachelor's degrees in bass and vocal performance from CSU, Sacramento, Ms. Wulff pursued a Master of Music and Advanced Studies degrees at the University of Southern California. Her principal teachers include Thomas Derthick, Dennis Trembly and David Allen Moore.

Since joining the San Diego Symphony as Associate Principal Bassist in 2004, Ms. Wulff has demonstrated her versatility, serving as Acting Principal Bass and featuring on both electric and upright jazz bass during pops performances. Her musical adaptability extends to opera and chamber music, performing regularly with the San Diego Opera, and contributing to various chamber ensembles including Art of Élan, Camarada and Luscious Noise.

Ms. Wulff’s extensive orchestral experience has garnered her the privilege of working with many esteemed orchestras including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, Sun Valley Music Festival, Mainly Mozart All-Star Orchestra, Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla SummerFest, Pacific Music Festival in Japan and the National Repertory Orchestra where she was a featured soloist.

Committed to education, Ms. Wulff has shared her expertise through leading master classes and coaching young bassists across California, Colorado and Mexico, including the ISB convention in Indiana. She maintains a private teaching studio for students of all ages.

Susan Wulff plays on a late 19th century Tyrolean double bass and German bass bow by Robert Dow.