Emory Clements received education and performance degrees from the University of Georgia and studied with Hal Robinson, concentrating on orchestral studies. For the last 21 years he has been a major presence on the Southeastern orchestral scene, playing as a freelancer with many orchestras. He is a member of the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and a substitute player with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Clements has taught in the Clarke County school system, at Clark Atlanta University and as a string methods and applied double bass teacher at Georgia College and State University. He has taught applied bass at Mercer University since 2002 and joins the faculty of Georgia State University this fall. Mr. Clements also is a passionate bow and instrument maker. He made the instrument on which he plays and is currently finishing his first commissioned double bass.