William Schettler


Master of Music – University of North Texas
Bachelor of Music – Manhattan School of Music

Bill Schettler is Assistant Principal Double Bass in the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. He holds degrees in bass performance from the University of North Texas and the Manhattan School of Music. Bill is also solo bass with the New York Symphonic Ensemble, which tours Japan and Taiwan. Bill has participated in the Britt Music Festival, International Orchestra Institute in Auttergau, Austria, Cleveland Kent Blossom Festival, National Orchestra Institute, and the Eastern Music Festival. Prior to moving to New Orleans he freelanced in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area playing with the Richardson Symphony and Texas Chamber Orchestra. His principal teachers include Jeff Bradetich, Orin O’Brien and his grandfather, Ted Schettler.

Outside of the orchestra, Bill can be found repairing string instruments in his luthier shop or walking his miniature schnauzer puppy, Minnie.


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