Norman Damschroder holds a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Emphasis) from University of Toledo and a Masters of Music Performance from Bowling Green State University. His major teachers have been Mark Bernat, Tom Knific, Derek Weller, and Jeff Halsey. As an active freelance bassist in the Toledo area, Damschroder has performed with jazz artists Rosemary Clooney, Stanley Cowell, Ernie Krivda, Tim Ries, Jon Hendricks; pop artists Michael Feinstein, Maureen McGovern, Sandy Patty, and others. As a classically trained bassist, he has appeared in over 100 concerts with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and is currently a member of the Toledo Symphony Jazz Trio which performs regularly in concert and clinic programs throughout Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. His duties at University of Toledo include teaching Applied Double Bass, Jazz History, Low String Methods, Jazz Improvisation, and Jazz Combos. In addition to his duties at ONU, Damschroder serves on the faculty of the University of Findlay and the University of Toledo. He has also served on the faculties of Bowling Green State University and Bluffton College.