Paul Ellison is the Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Double Bass and Chair of Strings at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, Adjunct Artist in Residence-USC, Los Angeles, and guest tutor-Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal College of Music, London. Ellison performs solo and ensemble concerts as well as giving master classes on the contrabass and period instruments on four continents. Ellison was the first to receive both the diploma and teaching certificate from Institut International Rabbath, Paris. Ellison’s former students hold titled positions in major ensembles and institutions of higher learning on five continents.