This is an opportunity not to be missed! Philadelphia Orchestra principal bassist Hal Robinson is joined by Houston Symphony bassist Eric Larson and Time for Three bassist (and Contrabass Conversations guest) Ranaan Meyer for Wabass, a one week free (!) institute for double bass players age 14 and up.
As indicated above, this program features free tuition, room, and board for its participants. Wabass will take place outside of Wabash, Indiana from June 22nd to June 29th, 2008. Required application materials are listed below:
-2 contrasting style pieces of your choice from the solo double bass literature that best demonstrate your ability
-In addition, feel free to choose a few orchestral excerpts of your choice.
-2 contrasting style tunes from the standard jazz literature.
-In any order, please perform the melody (head), take a solo (as many or few choruses as you wish), and lay down a mean bass groove.
-BE CREATIVE – MAKE YOUR OWN ARRANGEMENT
-MAXIMUM LENGTH OF DVD – 10 MINUTES!!!
-DUE postmarked by March 31, 2008
-Choose what best demonstrates your ability and do NOT exceed 10 minutes
Visit wabass.com/contact for more information or to submit your application materials. This is a camp that will likely fill up fast, so be sure to apply as early as possible! At this time it appears that application forms are not yet available, but they can be found soon at wabass.com/apply. We’ll be sure to keep you posted on this event!
Would you like a sneak preview of featured clinician Ranaan Meyer? Then just visit his Contrabass Conversations page to check out audio interviews, musical selections, and video performances with this wonderful bassist!