Pat Klobas, bass faculty
- In-State Tuition & Fees 2016-17: $6,564
- Out-of-State Tuition & Fees 2016-17: $17,724
- Room & Board 2016-17: $14,184
- Total Enrollment: 15,528
- Acceptance Rate (from 2015): 74%
- Student – Faculty Ratio: 26:1
- 4 year graduation rate: 12%
- % of undergrads receiving Financial aid: 66%
- Average Financial Aid: $8,642
Double Bass Statistics
- Average number of undergraduate bass students: 3-4
- Average number of graduate bass students: about one every other year
- Studio Class, Bass Ensembles, Orchestra Rep. is covered in lessons
What Alumni Are Doing
- professional work in jazz, classical, folk, R&B and new music
Perspectives from the Bass Faculty
Q: What are some of your favorite experiences teaching at your school?
A: The student recitals and bass ensemble performances Bass Bashes @ Davies Hall. Weekly lessons.
Our school is relatively small with a long tradition of producing excellent professional musicians in many fields. Cal State University East Bay has evolved into one of the leading jazz focused universities in California. We have a large jazz ensemble, latin ensemble and combo ensemble as well as chamber music studies.
I have a masters degree in classical double bass performance (SFCM) and have worked in the classical and jazz field all of my life. I blend the two approaches of study for a complete picture of double bass technique. For the jazz student, I have a unique way of adapting classical technique to enhance jazz/improvisation concepts. Having taught with Rufus Reid, John Clayton, Robert Hurst and Todd Coolman over the years at Golden Gate Bass Camp, I incorporate what I have learned to the jazz student. For the classical student, I blend the classical methods of Bille’, Simandl, Klobas and Rabbath to explore the solo/orchestral bass repertory.
About The Bass Faculty
In the field of jazz and popular music Mr. Klobas is known in the San Francisco Bay Area as a first call session man. Pat has shared the stage with jazz artists Rosemary Clooney, Jessica Williams, Bruce Forman, Warren Vashe, Scott Hamilton, Greg Osby, Steve Turrie, Marty Morrell, Tommy Kesecker, San Francisco Chamber Jazz Quartet, Standard Deviation with Michael Udelson, and the American Jazz Philharmonic. His numerous Latin music shows include performances with Pete Escovedo, Andy Narell, Babatunda Lea and Indian Master Tabla percussionist Zakir Hussain. Mr. Klobas is first call for the San Francisco Symphony Pops Orchestra rhythm section as well as the California Symphony Pops and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony Pops with Erich Kunzel. Pat has his own band called the Klobas/Kesecker Ensemble performing original compositions and arrangements throughout the Bay Area.
As a classical bassist Mr. Klobas performs as acting assistant principal bassist with the Marin Symphony, and as section bassist in the Sun Valley Summer Symphony. He is a substitute for the San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet, California Symphony, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Symphony Silicon Valley, The Skywalker Symphony, the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Merola Opera, the Turtle Island String Quartet and Quartet San Francisco. Pat was principal bass with San Francisco Opera’s touring company Western Opera Theater for 14 years, performing in over 40 states before its final curtain.
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