Double Bass Workshop

June 15 – June 28, 2014

Ages 14-20

The Double Bass Workshop, under the direction of Boston Symphony Orchestra member Todd Seeber, is an exciting and intensive two weeks, addressing the fundamentals of technique such as intonation, posture, strokes, facility, sound production, scales, and vibrato. The workshop offers students an opportunity to work on solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts in preparation for college or ensemble auditions as well as to explore new repertoire and technical studies for the instrument.

Students work and perform throughout the seminar to improve musicianship, listening, practice skills, ear-training, and ensemble playing.  Daily classes preparation of orchestral repertoire that all bass players should know, mock auditions, demonstrations, sight-reading and solo master classes with the director and guest artists.

Students have the opportunity to coach with an accompanist on solo repertoire and participate in double bass chamber ensembles in preparation for the concluding workshop student recital.