Bill DeLavan

Adjunct Professor of Double Bass
Music Program

Music Program

William DeLavan, better known as Bill, a native of Lubbock, TX, started on the violin in elementary and was quickly promoted to the double bass. After graduating from Monterey High School, Bill attended Texas Tech University where he studied with Ted Schettler and Dwight Shambley. Bill enjoyed performing with the University Symphony and on viola de gamba with the Baroque Ensemble. Bill also began performing professionally with the Lubbock, Roswell, Plainview, and Amarillo Symphonies. After graduating from Texas Tech, he moved to Midland with his wife and two young daughters to take a job teaching orchestra at San Jacinto Junior High. Shortly after moving, Bill began performing with the Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale. This is Bill’s 30th year to perform with the Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale.

Last Updated: 07/08/2020