Bassist Larry Hutchinson is an active performer, teacher and clinician. He has been a member of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra since 1983. His commitment to education is evidenced by his many involvements in music education activities all over the U.S. In addition to teaching a studio of private bass students, he is on the artist faculty of the Richard Davis Bass Workshop, held annually at the University of Wisconsin. Since 1984, he has directed the annual Troy Bass Workshop sponsored by the Michigan unit of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA). He has been a long time member of the Detroit Symphony Education Committee, and served on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Bassists. He has been on the faculty of the National String Workshop, the American String Workshop and has given presentations at conventions for the American String Teachers Association, the International Society of Bassists and the Midwestern Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Larry is a strong advocate for music education, particularly in the public schools. He presents numerous clinics for music students, and has taken a very active role in getting symphony members involved with the public school music programs in his community. In 1997 he received the Friend of Education award from the teachers of the Farmington Public Schools. In 2001 he was selected the Michigan String Teacher of the Year by the Michigan Chapter of ASTA and has twice received the Distinguished Service to the Arts award for his work as a teacher and advocate for the arts in the Farmington/ Farmington Hills area. Recently he was a recipient of the Leadership in Individual and Social Responsibility Award presented annually by Olivet College.