Victor Wooten

Visiting Scholar in Performance Studies
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Victor Wooten began playing the electric bass guitar at the age of 2, and by 5 he was performing and touring as the bassist in the family band. He's a founding member of the supergroup Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, and has been running music camps in Tennessee since the year 2000.

Career Highlights
  • Voted one of the top 10 bassists of all time by Rolling Stone
  • Five-time Grammy Award winner
  • Three-time winner of Bass Player Magazine's Readers Poll
In Their Own Words

"I love it when students leave my classroom inspired and excited about how good they sound."

"Every time we meet, I want to help each student take a step closer towards fulfilling their dreams."

"I love what I do, and I do what I love. My goal is to help others do the same."