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 http://music.unl.edu/springstrings). 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 –

 

Thanks!

Hans

 

Dr. Hans Sturm

Assistant Professor of Double Bass & Jazz Studies, UNL Professor Emeritus, Ball State University Past President, International Society of Bassists hsturm2@unl.edu

402-314-8511

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greetings to all fellow bass players!

I am really excited about this new website. I want to thank Jamie for getting this site started for kcbassworkshop and my bass studio. I hope that it will be a place for you to come and interact with fellow bass players from all over and all genres. We are a great resource for each other due to are great nature (I’m biased but, I think bassists are the coolest people on the planet). I do believe in music from everyone in any and all styles of music both on the double bass and electric bass. I love it all so please leave comments and I will do my best to address them or try to send them to someone I know who’ll best respond! I am learning how to run this website so please have a bit of patience. And if I don’t respond quickly then you can be assured that I am playing my bass, teaching, or at a gig! keep it low –Johnny Hamil