The following is a short excerpt from the E-Bass Line Newsletter from the International Society of Bassists. Receiving this newsletter each month is one of the many benefits for ISB members, including special rates on instrument insurance, the excellent journal Bass World, the paper edition of the Bass Line, and much more! Check out the International Society of Bassists website for more information on joining if you’re not a member–I’ve been a member since I was a teenager, and I highly recommend it for bassist of all ages.
Also, doublebassblog.org will be doing live coverage of next summers ISB convention at Penn State (June 8-13, 2009). That’s only 10 months away, and it will be a real blast, so be sure to join up with the ISB and check out this fabulous event!
Download the guidelines and entry forms for the International Society of Bassists’ biennial double bass competition, to be held June 8-9, 2009, at Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania, Diana Gannett, professor of double bass at the University of Michigan, chair. The five divisions are Solo, Jazz and Orchestra, with competitors from age 19 to 30 (age 18-30 for jazz) and two divisions for younger bassists, Age 15 to 18 and Age 14 and Under. Register for the competition through this link.
More information available to ISB members–sign up online today!