Brandon McLean



Brandon McLean is the associate principal bass of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Prior to his appointment to the position in 2016, he served as principal bass of the Colorado Symphony, associate principal bass of the Vancouver Symphony and assistant principal bass of the Florida Orchestra. Originally from Seattle, Washington, McLean started music studies in the public school system. From there, he received a bachelor's degree from the University of North Texas and a master's degree from the Boston Conservatory, and spent additional time studying at Carnegie Mellon University. His primary teachers include Jeff Bradetich, Jeffrey Turner, Ben Levy and Ben Musa. McLean was a fellow of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach for three years and has participated in many prestigious summer festivals, including Tanglewood, Verbier, National Repertory Orchestra and Artosphere. In his free time, McLean enjoys hiking, fishing and cooking.