Player Profile: Nancy Bjork

Nancy Bjork, Bass

Nancy Bjork, Principal Double Bass, has been teaching pre-college bass students and free-lancing throughout the Twin Cities for well over 40 years, most of those years performing with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. Many of her students have continued advanced studies at music schools and conservatories, several of them winning professional positions in orchestras around the world, including principal bass positions in Seattle and Detroit; many students have also enjoyed performing with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra during their annual Kids Play concerts. Nancy has organized more than a dozen bass workshops, and has appeared as presenter and panelist for national and international bass and string conventions. Free-lancing has included orchestras for MN Opera, VocalEssence, MN Dance Theater Nutcracker, major choral groups and churches, often as Principal Bass. She and her violinist husband have raised 2 daughters who grew up attending Pops concerts at Lake Harriet every summer; 6 grandchildren when visiting Minneapolis from their homes in Missouri and Pennsylvania, now enjoy these concerts as well!