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Iowa City Bass Day

bassists on recital hall stage

 

April 20, 2019

Iowa City Bass Day is a day-long workshop, geared towards high school and middle school students, to get together and have some bass fun.

Who Should Attend

Bass Day is designed for elementary, middle school and high school double bass players. The information presented at Bass Day is invaluable to players, regardless of age or level. Chamber music ensembles will be formed based on playing level.

Parents are welcome to stay and observe; plenty of space is available at Voxman Music Building. Meals for parents are available for a nominal fee; please indicate on registration form. Meals are included in the registration cost for participants.

To Participate

Participation in I.C. Bass Day is $45 for 4-7 Grades, $50 for 8-12 Grades, including full participation in the day’s workshops, as well as lunch and dinner.

Complete the registration form and pay online here.

** If you are interested in ordering t-shirts or sweatshirts commemorating this year’s Bass Day, please visit the IC Bass Day store online at CafePress where you will find a variety of different styles for adults and kids.

Schedule

Time

Grades 8-12

Grades 4-7

8:30 a.m.

Registration

 

9 a.m.

Technique Seminar and Warm-up 

 

10 a.m.

Audition Preparation seminar

 

10:30 a.m.

Mock Auditions

 

12 p.m.

Lunch

Registration and Lunch

1 p.m.

Group Class with Volkan Orhon (Orch. Room)

Jr group joins the Sr group for the class

2 p.m.

Picking rep and do assignments for Sr group

Group Class with Volkan Orhon

3 p.m.

Tennis Balls and activities

4 p.m.

Bass Ensemble rehearsal (may break into smaller groups)

5 p.m.

Run-through of the concert and tuning (Recital Hall)

6 p.m.

Pizza dinner

6:30 p.m. 

CONCERT in the Recital Hall

** Schedule is subject to change