Brandon McLean was appointed associate principal bass of the Pittsburgh Symphony in 2016. Prior to this, he served as principal bass of the Colorado Symphony, associate principal bass of the Vancouver Symphony (BC), and assistant principal bass of the Florida Orchestra. Originally from Seattle, Washington, McLean started music studies in the public school system. From there, he received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas, a master’s degree from the Boston Conservatory and spent additional time studying at Carnegie Mellon University. For three years, McLean was a fellow of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, and has also participated in many prestigious summer festivals, including Tanglewood, Verbier, National Repertory Orchestra and the Artosphere festival. In his free time, McLean enjoys hiking, fishing and camping.