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 this summer’s ISB convention at Penn State (June 8-13, 2009). That’s only a few months away, and it will be a real blast, so be sure to join up with the ISB and check out this fabulous event!
Canada’s National Arts Centre is now accepting applications for the 2009 NAC Young Artists Programme in Ottawa, June 9 – July 1, 2009 (Junior Strings June 14 – July 1). The Programme identifies and fosters young, exceptional musical talent through intensive instruction led by Artistic Director Pinchas Zukerman and an internationally-renowned faculty. Outstanding private instruction and chamber music coaching. All students will perform in public chamber music concerts and may perform in public masterclasses, as well as closed works-in-progress and recitals. Click here for further details and an online application. The application deadline is February 16, 2009. Full and partial support is available.
More information available to ISB members–sign up online today, and be sure to check out the new ISB online store for all sorts of cool recordings, DVDs, and sheet music.