Larry Rice joined the University of Kansas music faculty in 1998 after 24 years as a member of the Utah Symphony Orchestra. He was assistant principal bass from 1978 to 1998. He also played many years with Utah Opera and Ballet West. Mr. Rice performed on many international, national and regional concert tours and numerous Utah Symphony recordings with music directors Maurice Abravanel, Varujan Kojian and Joseph Silverstein. He has served on the University of Utah music faculty and is currently on the faculty of the Midwestern Music Camp.
Mr. Rice has performed with the San Diego Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and Kansas City Chamber Orchestra. Recent chamber music activities include four seasons as guest artist with the Summerfest Chamber Music Festival in Kansas City and performances with Quartet Accorda.
Mr. Rice received a BA in music from UCLA and a M.M. in double bass performance from the University of Utah. Mr. Rice attended the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California for three seasons. His principal teachers include Peter Mercurio and Robert Stone.