A festival students may wish to check out for the summer is the American School of Double Bass, run by Mark Morton. Dr. Morton is principal bass of the Columbus Symphony (Ohio), and he started this workshop/retreat/school a few years ago. I haven’t had any students attend these activities in the past, but it looks like there is some good stuff going on there in the summer and during the year. Their summer retreat will be July 15-23 at Capital University in Bexley, Ohio (where Dr. Morton teaches). Details are scarce on his website now, but check back soon to see more information.