Tristen Jarvis

Assistant Professor, Adjunct, Music Performance
School: School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Specialty: Double bass, electric bass, jazz, improvisation, chamber music, orchestral excerpts, intonation, bow physics


Tristen Jarvis is a multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger, composer, and teaching artist. He has performed and collaborated in a myriad of settings, most notably with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra, the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, on tour with hard rock/heavy metal royalty Joan Jett and Halestorm as a supporting act, producing and recording with Grammy-nominated jazz and groove-music drummer Nate Smith, and as a featured performer at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.  Tristen earned music performance degrees from Ithaca College (B.M.) and the Cleveland Institute of Music (M.M.), as well as an Advanced Certificate in Orchestral Studies with The Orchestra Now at Bard College.  From 2022-2023, Tristen was fortunate to serve as the Interim Double Bass instructor at his alma mater, Ithaca College.