P. Kellach Waddle has written over 100 works since 1985 and his music has
seen over 200 performances. While also writing for traditional media, Mr.
Waddle concentrates most of his output for instruments and combinations often
neglected by other 20th century composers, not to mention the standard Canon.
To this end Mr. Waddle has written and had published over 40 solo and chamber
works for his own instrument, the double bass as well as writing Concerti for
Bassoon, Contrabassoon, Bass Clarinet, Bass Trombone and Tenor Sax. He has
also written solo/chamber works for Tuba, Amglocken, Chimes, Vibraphone and
In addition to his activities as a composer and orchestral/chamber music
bassist as well as soloist, Mr. Waddle now has an active career as a
conductor. After a number of Guest Conducting Appearances (most notably at
the Julliard School in Lincoln Center in Feb. of 1998) he was named Music
Director of the Austin Philharmonic as of the 1999-2000 season. He has been
Principal Guest Conductor of The Contemporary Orchestra Of Cleveland since
Mr. Waddle holds certificates from Rice University, Cincinnati
Conservatory and The University of Texas at Austin where he also served as
Assistant Teacher of Bass from 1992 to 1998. Information about Mr. Waddle’s
upcoming performances as well as a complete bio and list of works is
available on his website (see below).