Very cool–a lesson from the great John Patitucci!
The Next Level Bassist is a free online journal for double bass players of all ages and skill levels. This issue focuses on the world of orchestral auditions, with articles by Hal Robinson, Principal of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Ali Yazdanfar, Principal of the Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal. There are interviews with Tristan Sutton from the Bergen Philharmonic and Blake Hinson from the New York Philharmonic. There is also free sheet music, two excerpts edited by Hal Robinson from his upcoming excerpt book series The Quad, and an etude by Ranaan Meyer. All you need to do to sign up is visit www.nextlevelbassist.com – its free and just takes an email address to get the journal and more.
We featured Ranaan Meyer in a podcast a few years ago–check it out!
I’m not familiar with this festival, but it sounds interesting–check it out!
The Philadelphia International Music Festival, featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, includes four program options: orchestral studies, solo performance studies, college audition preparation, and piano studies (information available at: www.PhiladelphiaMusicFestival.org/about), as well as a separate program for college students and young professionals (information available at: www.PhiladelphiaMusicFestival.org/musichouse). All programs include private lessons and master classes with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra (including principal players), solo performance and competition opportunities, chamber music, daily private practice, optional daily music study courses, faculty recitals featuring principal players from The Philadelphia Orchestra, and more. Contact our office for further details at: 856.875.6816
I’d like to extend a hearty congratulations to Dan Carson, one of my former students, for winning the Indiana University Double Bass Concerto Competition! This is a well-deserved honor for Dan, who is definitely one of the most focused and hard-working students I’ve ever had.