Tracy Rowell is a faculty member in the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory division, teaching Suzuki double bass and offering traditional bass lessons. Rowell also currently teaches at Oberlin Conservatory and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Society of Bassists. She regularly teaches at summer programs such as Bass Works Maryland, Rochester Bass Retreat, Kansas City Bass Workshop, and the Milt Hinton Institute. Rowell also presents lectures and masterclasses for organizations such as the Ohio Music Educators’ Association, the Texas Music Educators’ Association, the International Society of Bassists, and the Suzuki Association of the Americas.  


  • BM, magna cum laude, Rice University; studied with Paul Ellison
  • MM, Boston University; studied with Edwin Barker

In 2016, Tracy received a grant to study abroad with legendary bassist Francois Rabbath.