The deadline of May 15 for studying at Peabody Bass Works is fast approaching. Taking place in late July, this event is designed for bassists of all ages and levels. This is a great opportunity to work with National Symphony double bassist and Peabody Institute faculty member Ira Gold. We recently featured Ira on the podcast talking about this camp as well as many other topics.
Here’s the complete faculty list:
Andrea Beyer – MusAid, New World Symphony
Matthew Boggs – Howard County Public Schools
Brittany Bowen – Kennedy Krieger Institute
Paul DeNola – National Symphony
Barbara Fitzgerald – Main Street Music Studio Fairfax
Ira Gold – National Symphony, Peabody Preparatory
Alec Hiller – Peabody Preparatory
Yoshi Horiguchi – BSO Orchkids
Paul Johnson – Peabody Institute
Kim Parillo – Washington Adventist University
Colin O’Bryan – Howard County Public Schools
Tracy Rowell – Oberlin Conservatory
Wesley Thompson – Baltimore County Public Schools, Peabody Preparatory
Jeffrey Weisner – National Symphony, Peabody Preparatory
David Young – LA Opera
Details about the camp from Peabody Bass Works Executive Director Wesley Thompson follow:
Peabody Bass Works is very excited to announce a unique opportunity for young bass players! We are delighted to welcome bassists of all ages, levels, and abilities to attend this extraordinary program that provides bass students with unique learning, community and performance opportunities on the grounds of Baltimore’s historic Peabody Institute. Now in its fifth year, Peabody Bass Works 2016 will present a diverse array of offerings for attendees in both the Four- and Seven-Day Divisions. All applicants who have taken at least one year of experience will be automatically accepted to either division.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in bass orchestra, chamber music, semi-private lessons, recitals, and more. A range of repertoire and curriculum ensures that students of all ability levels will both have fun and be challenged. Older students who are either already doing pre-professional work or who are considering musical careers will benefit from studio-based private lessons with a PBW staff member, specialized classes with symphony and college faculty as well as seminars and presentations on such topics as practicing, auditions, and careers in music. The week’s activities will culminate on the final afternoon with a thrilling concert that will feature all participants.
Bass Works welcomes students from across the country with one of the only partnerships with a local Double Bass shop providing a wide variety of hybrid and fully carved rental instruments. Don’t let distance prevent you from taking part in this wonderful opportunity.
Bass players of any experience level should apply and seek more information at this website: