Stephen Reichelt is a Chicago area bassist and music educator. He received his Bachelors in Music Performance on double bass from DePaul University in 2000. Since then he has become a member of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and is principal bass of the Lake Forest Civic Orchestra. He performs with the Peoria Symphony, Quad City Symphony, Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, Rockford Symphony, sat principal bass of the City Wide Symphony of Chicago, as well as performing regularly with the Chicago swing band Bopology. Also an accomplished electric bass player, Stephen performs with his original rock band Lost Dog (bass and vocalist) as well as many other freelance engagements. Mr. Reichelt is an in-demand studio musician making many recordings in Chicago and Nashville including national television and radio appearances.
In addition to maintaining a successful private teaching studio, Mr. Reichelt received his Illinois Music Educator Teaching License from North Eastern Illinois University in 2012 and is the director of orchestra at Westminster school in Elgin Illinois. He also teaches at the Roselle School of Music, Cassandra Strings in Algonquin IL, is a frequent guest clinician in schools in the Chicago land area, and resident sectional coach with the Schaumburg Youth Orchestra. Mr. Reichelt is proud to be part of the Dubuque Symphony's "Adopt a Musician" program.