Stephen Groat, double bassist, graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He is Principal Bass of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, the Bethlehem Bach Festival Orchestra, the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, and a member of the bass sections of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra and the Princeton Symphony Orchestra.
Ongoing affiliations include the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Philly Pops, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (formerly Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia), and the Pennsylvania Ballet. He performed for many years as Principal Bass of the Lake George Opera Festival and the Opera Festival of New Jersey, and was a member of the Delaware and Reading Symphony Orchestras, as well as Principal Bass in the Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra.
Additional activities have included performing with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, the Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria in Mexico City, and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.