Michael Eastwood is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he earned a Masters degree in Double Bass Performance while studying with Christopher Brown. Prior to that he studied with Rolf Erdahl at Gustavus Adolphus College where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in double bass performance. He has enjoyed playing with the Mankato, Brevard, and Oneota Valley symphony orchestras, along with the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra and the Exultate choir and chamber orchestra. He also has also played bass and bass guitar in bluegrass, jazz, and rock bands. He currently plays with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and freelances in the Twin Cities area.