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Mark Kausch

Job Title

  • Private Lesson Instructor in Double Bass
    Music, College of Arts and Sciences

Started at Bethel



  • St. Olaf College - B.A., 1984
  • The Peabody Institute of The John Hopkins University - M.M., 1986

Areas of expertise

Kausch teaches private double bass lessons with research interest in historically-informed performance.


Mark Kausch is a  graduate of St. Olaf College and the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University. Mark teaches double bass at Hamline University, Augsburg University, Bethel University, and taught previously at the College of Saint Benedict-Saint John’s University where he also served as founding director of the CSB-SJU Consort of Viols.

He has performed on double bass, violone, and viola da gamba with ensembles including the Hanover Band of London, the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Bach Society and the Grande Bande of New York. In the Twin Cities he has performed with a broad array of ensembles including the Lyra Baroque Orchestra, the Rose Ensemble, the Minnesota Opera and Vocal Essence.

Courses Taught

  • Private Double Bass Lessons
  • String Methods, double bass unit

Professional Organizations, Committees, and Boards

American String Teachers Association

MN String Teachers Association

Nominating Committee, Early Music America

Board Member, Minneapolis Pops Orchestra

Viola da Gamba Society of America

U.K. Viola da Gamba Society

Hobbies and Interests

Historic homes of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Historically-informed performance