Jason Heath points to one of the gyroscopes student Michael Gershuny is composing with as his classmates Callum McLaughlan and Johnny Bear listen in.
This article originally appeared at in 2013. I am re-posting it here for archival purposes (you never know what will happen to old content on school websites). For many students enrolled in Jason Heath’s electronic music production classes, they have never played an instrument, read music or sang in any […]

Music to my ears: Foundation grant breathes new life into ...

For the last evening of 2013, here’s a great video of the esteemed music educator Marvin Rabin, who recently passed away at age 97.  I only worked with him one (at Northwestern University in the nineties), but I found him remarkable even in that one encounter, and his influence on […]

Interview – Marvin Rabin

Wabass is now accepting applications for their June 23-29 2013 season.  Information is provided below and can also be accessed via!wabass-institute/c1s1o The Institute is 6 days of intense study, with morning bass class, lessons every day, and a masterclass or performance each night. Students study with Hal Robinson, Eric Larson, […]

Wabass – Institute for the 21st Century Bass Player

The GambaCast – Francesco Rognoni (fl. 1600s) – Viola Bastarda Diminutions on Susanne ung jour (after Orlando di Lassus) From Selva di Varie passaggi second l’uso modern (Milan, 1620) with accompaniment arranged for viol consort by Phillip W. Serna. ________________________________________________ Based in the Chicago area, Dr. Phillip Serna’s award-winning outreach […]

Best of the GambaCast Podcast – Francesco Rognoni (fl. 1600s) ...

Hello all – this is Jeff Weisner, bassist in the National Symphony Orchestra and faculty member at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, MD. There’s a new, week-long bass institute happening this Summer on the historic Baltimore campus of Peabody Conservatory – Peabody Bass Works 2012. We’re tremendously excited about it and […]

Summer study at Peabody