An intensive 2-week virtual program designed for advanced high school and college/conservatory bassists preparing for a career in music, and young professional bassists looking to expand their knowledge and musical horizons in this ever-changing world

* Limited to 25 participants and is by application only

Pascale Delache-Feldman
Artistict Director

Greetings to bassists everywhere! 

This summer intensive is designed to help you find ways to perform with more ease, power and expression.  Working with world-class mentors in a supportive environment, you will discover new techniques and ideas through master classes, one-on-one learning in private lessons, mock auditions and numerous opportunities to perform and perfect your art.  

You will expand your musical horizons by crossing over genres to enhance your primary focus in your bass playing through hands on learning of Baroque Performance, Jazz or Classical Techniques and use Yoga and other disciplines to learn to use body awareness to take your playing to the next level. 

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Meet our 2021 Faculty

Peter Lloyd, Faculty at Colburn Conservatory of Music

Edwin Barker, Principal bassist of the Boston Symphony & Faculty at Boston University

Heather Miller Lardin, Principal bassist of the Handel & Haydn Society

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Rufus Reid, Award winning Bassist, Composer and Educator

John Clayton, Grammy winner Bassist, Composer, Arranger & Producer

Marlene Rosenberg, Faculty at Northern Illinois & Roosevelt Universities 

Guest Presenters:

Don Greene • Lynn Hannings • Jason Heath • Mary Javian • Nick Lloyd • Vanessa Mulvey • Jean Rife 

George Amorim, Faculty at the University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

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Whether you are a classical, baroque or jazz double bass player looking to super-charge your technique or just wanting to focus on a specific aspect of your bass playing

 

Or wanting to work with and get inspired by our world-class faculty

Or wanting to challenge yourself and grow

 

Or looking to explore, create and perform in a supportive and inclusive environment

 

Then this program is for you!

Here is what you will get:

​Core curriculum

Everyone gets this:

  • Four private lessons (60 minutes each) either on classical, baroque or jazz bass

  • Two weekly master classes for classical, baroque or jazz bass

  • Daily warm-up classes

  • Technique classes

  • Private Facebook group for all participants

  • Opportunity to practice with a peer-accountability partner

Then...

you also get to choose from any number of these elective classes that pique your interest and curiosity

  • Orchestral Repertoire classes

  • Audition Preparation and a mock audition

  • Historical Performance workshops

  • Daily Yoga & workshops on body awareness

  • Seminar on peak functioning, career entrepreneurial skills and tech gear

  • Q & A sessions with our world class faculty

* Limited to 25 participants and is by application only

This program is for you, if...

However, if you are...

  • You are an advanced high school, college-level or young professional bassist entering the field

  • You are interested to pursue a career in music

  • You thrive for excellence and are eager to learn 

  • You want to share your knowledge and be inspired by both the faculty and your peers

  • You want a supportive and inclusive environment to explore and try new concepts

  • An intermediate level student

  • A non-professional adult bassist

  • Not quite ready to participate in this program this time

You still can be part of the program as an auditor.  You will get:

  • Access to all live or recorded masterclasses, workshops and sessions

  • Private Facebook Group to stay connected and exchange new ideas

This program will help you to:

  • Stay focused and motivated on your musical journey

  • Build new connections and learn from our all-star faculty

  • Connect with a community of like-minded bassists

  • Stay inspired and creative in a supportive and inclusive environment 

And what will you get out of it?

  • A chance to study with amazing faculty

  • Form new friendship with bassists worldwide

  • Feel more confident in your playing and ready for your next audition or performance

  • Discover new possibilities in your musical career that you never could have imagined before

* Limited to 25 participants and is by application only

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FAQs

Will this program be online?

Yes!  All the sessions included private lessons are conducted on Zoom.  One of the advantages of online learning is that without geographical limitations, we are able to bring together an all-start faculty to share their knowledge and, mentor and inspire you.

A Wifi connection of at least 1.5 MBPS or higher (5 MBPS) is needed. A hardwired or ethernet connection and external USB mic is recommended for optimum sound.

What will the schedule look like?

We will be meeting Monday through Saturday each week for about 3-4 hours each day. The schedule will be determined to accommodated as many time zones as possible.  

What if I need to miss a session?

No problem!  We understand that life can get very busy so all the sessions will be recorded and uploaded to our Private Facebook group.  You won't have to miss a beat!

When will my private lessons occur?

Private lessons will be scheduled to accommodate both the participant and faculty member's availability.  Each participant will have the opportunity to request specific teachers, and those requests will be taken into consideration when assigning and scheduling lessons.

How many students will be accepted?

In order to provide personalized attention to each participant and give them access to our amazing faculty, we are limiting the number of participants to 25.

Are scholarships available?

Yes! We are committed to equity and accessibility for anyone who really wants to participate in the program, so please ask!

* Limited to 25 participants and is by application only

Still having questions?