Bass Camp

June 27 – 30, 2019

Hughes Hall and Weigel Auditorium

Double bassThis four-day experience provides high school bassists with diverse opportunities to develop as both classical and jazz musicians, engage with peers from around the state and country, and enjoy the college experience at Ohio State. Participants will work directly with Ohio State’s bass professor Barry Green and Oberlin Conservatory’s professor Tracy Rowell, as well as guest bassists Jason Heath and Columbus area professionals including Professor Emeritus Paul Robinson, jazz specialist Doug Richeson, Aaron Yackley, Garry Wasserman, Mike Brosius and Joshua Tripp. Bass Camp inspires and educates beyond the bass with classes in rhythm, theory, voice and movement. Program includes chamber ensembles, full bass orchestra, private lessons and evening faculty concerts, as well as the concluding Sunday evening program featuring all the participants in small and large ensembles.

Barry GreenProgram director: Professor Barry Green


Program Highlights

  • Emphasis on classical and jazz styles
  • Private lessons
  • Master classes
  • Technique, voice, rhythm and movement classes
  • Daily coached chamber ensembles
  • Performance opportunities

Eligibility: For students entering grades 9 – 12 in the 2019–2020 school year, as well as 2019 high school graduates.

Instruments: All students must bring their own acoustic basses — standing will be encouraged; stools will not be provided (electric basses are permitted as a secondary instrument — bring mini-amp).
  • Also bring rock stops, resin, solo music and orchestra repertoire or etudes for master classes.

Program fee – commuter: $375 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals.
Program fee – resident: $475 — Tuition, T-shirt and housing with three meals per day.

Registration Information

  • Full registration deadline: May 29, 2019
  • Limited registration deadline: June 19, 2019

Registration for Bass Camp 2019 is CLOSED.


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