Eddie Bass is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received the Ph. D. degree in 1964. He is presently Professor of Music and Coordinator of Composition at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he has taught since 1968. Before that he taught trumpet and music theory at Marshall University in West Virginia. He has composed for a variety of media, including orchestra, wind ensemble, chorus, vocal soloists, and chamber ensembles. His music has been performed throughout the U. S., in Canada, Britain, Russia, and the Far East.
His Pas de Quatre for Trombone Quartet was awarded first prize in the 1989 composition contest of the International Trombone Association. His music is published by Seesaw and Warwick Music (UK). Dr. Bass has been an active performer throughout his career; from 1968 to 1985 he was principal trumpet of the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and until 2000 a member of the Market Street Brass, the faculty brass quintet of UNCG. He has also published articles on the music of Debussy, Berlioz, and Mahler.