William Macirowski

Jazz Bass, Assistant Director: Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble

Performer, composer, and educator William T. Macirowski began his career as a professional bassist at the age of 14 as an orchestra member for various musical theater companies in New Jersey. After a few years of being heavily involved in the theater scene, Macirowski began to focus on seriously studying the bass and accepted an invitation to study with local bass legend Joe Macaro. From there, Macirowski went on to the Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University to study bass with Mike Richmond, eventually obtaining his Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies in 2011. Macirowski later went on and received his Master of Music, Jazz Studies in 2013, also from Rutgers University.

Macirowski is currently the Assistant Director for the Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble; an ensemble that is dedicated to preparing young musicians for a career in jazz as well as preparing for college. Macirowski also teaches private lessons for jazz and classical upright bass, all styles of electric bass; fretless or fretted.

Macirowski's first book, “Jazz and Classical Etudes for the Electric Bass” was released in July 2016. Containing 10 etudes specifically written for the electric bass, it is a rigorous study in utilizing the extended range of the instrument and sharpening reading skills.

  • Education

    Bachelor of Music (2011) – Jazz Studies, Rutgers University
    Master of Music (2013) – Jazz Studies, Rutgers University

    Mike Richmond
    Kenny Davis
    Joe Macaro
    Victor Lewis
    Stanley Cowell
    Ralph Bowen
    Vic Juris
    Conrad Herwig