Cool event for bass players in Nebraska

Dear Bass Lovers,

Most of you know UNL is hosting Spring Strings on Saturday April 7 (for more information and application forms please see There will be a string orchestra, chamber music, a concerto competition, and masterclasses that day. At the moment we are doing exceptionally well with upper strings – students are coming from Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, and Missouri, but we could use a couple more bassists to join us. The only requirement is that they have played in an all state orchestra or youth symphony or have a teacher’s recommendation. They do not have to submit a recording unless they’d like to play a solo in masterclass or compete for the concerto competition (Dragonetti, Dittersdorf, or Bottesini in orchestra tuning — any movement).

The application form says that the deadline was this past Monday — but I’m leaving it open for bassists.


Please call or write –





Dr. Hans Sturm

Assistant Professor of Double Bass & Jazz Studies, UNL Professor Emeritus, Ball State University Past President, International Society of Bassists


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