Here’s a PDF of a great interview between James Kjelland (Professor of String Pedagogy at Northwestern) and Peter Lloyd (the former instructor of double bass at Northwestern–now taking over as bass instructor for the Colburn School in Los Angeles) about the topic of auditioning. This is valuable advice that is […]

Audition tips from Peter Lloyd

Robert Oppelt, who serves as Principal Bass of the National Symphony, just put out a new article on his excellent website about the bass solo in John Adams’ latest opera Dr. Atomic.  This work was commissioned and premiered by the Lyric Opera of Chicago (I’ve even got a photo of […]

Robert Oppelt on John Adams

Taking auditions is one of the most challenging yet pivotal aspects of a musicians’s life. Careers and made or broken every day on these small snaphots of a performer’s life. In fact, this is such a critital skill for every musician that I decided to do a clinic at the […]

On Auditioning

Good morning readers! Peter Tambroni here from There’s gigabytes of information on auditioning out there. Here’s a page my book, “An Introduction to Double Bass Playing” – it’s just a short, clean checklist to get you on track. _______________________________________________ Auditioning A competent teacher in a quality college program will […]