Joel Stamoolis, bass faculty
- US News Ranking: #73 in Regional Universities West
- US News Overall Score (out of 100): 32
- In-State Tuition & Fees 2016-17: $6,834
- Out-of-State Tuition & Fees 2016-17: $21,504
- Room & Board 2016-17: $10,600
- Total Enrollment: 16,933
- Acceptance Rate (from 2015): 71%
- Student – Faculty Ratio: 21:1
- 4 year graduation rate: 9%
- % of undergrads receiving Financial aid: 48%
- Average Financial Aid: $3,478
Double Bass Statistics
- Average number of undergraduate bass students: 0-2
- Studio Class, Orchestral Repertoire Class, Jazz Ensembles, Early Music Ensembles
What Alumni Are Doing
- Several of our graduates play in the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Perspectives from the Bass Faculty
Q: What are some of your favorite experiences teaching at your school?
A: Seeing my students get to work with great artists who come through for Jazz week. Seeing students perform with some of the excellent string faculty at UAA.
While we have a small number of students, there are many performance opportunities at UAA and in the Anchorage area.
About The Bass Faculty
Joel Stamoolis earned his B.M. from Wheaton College Conservatory, Illinois where he studied with double bassist Virginia Dixon. He completed an M.A. in Ethnomusicology from the University of Limerick, Ireland, writing his master’s thesis on double bass performance practice in Argentine tango after field research in Buenos Aires where he worked with bassists Ignacio Varchausky and Marcelo Ugartech, exploring the relationship between written, oral, and aural/visual transmission in the tango tradition. In addition to his degree work, he spent a year and a half in Paris studying with François Rabbath.
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