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Jessica Powell Eig

Organization: George Mason University – Reva and Sid Dewberry Family School of Music
Title: Adjunct Applied Faculty, George Mason University
Program Graduation: BM, ALP Certificate 2003
Musical Studies: Bass
Musical Specialties: Early Music, Higher Education, Large Ensemble
Quote: “I treasure my ALP experience. IML guest lecturers opened my eyes to the broad possibilities of a life in music, classes taught me career skills that have enriched my performing and teaching, and my internship gave me practical arts administration experience that has helped me support my colleagues and bring my own projects to life.”


Praised for her “natural expressiveness,” Dr. Jessica Powell Eig has crafted a dynamic and varied career performing on double bass, violone, and viola da gamba. In recent seasons she has appeared with Washington Bach Consort, The Thirteen, National Philharmonic Orchestra, New Orchestra of Washington, American Bach Soloists, Washington Concert Opera, Cathedral Choral Society, REBEL, ARTEK, North Carolina Baroque Orchestra, and Seraphic Fire, among many others. She has recorded on the ACIS and Zefiro labels. In 2022, Dr. Powell Eig was appointed as Adjunct Applied Faculty in Classical Bass at George Mason University. In 2019 she served as a clinician for the Young Bassists program at the International Society of Bassists convention in Bloomington, IN. In 2018 she joined the faculty of the Chamber Music Conference and Composers’ Forum of the East. She regularly serves as a guest lecturer in Double Bass Pedagogy at the University of Maryland.