Fourth Annual Bass Coalition Summer Workshop Set for June 28-29

Bass CoalitionThe fourth annual Bass Coalition Summer Workshop is set for Friday, June 28th and Saturday, June 29th on the campus of the Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. The two day educational event includes bass ensembles, masterclasses, clinician concerts, one-on-one instruction, and clinics that range from classical and jazz to alternative playing styles (upright slap bass, etc.), amplification, looping, and more.

This year’s guest artist is Larry Hutchinson of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Hutchinson, who is in his 30th season with the DSO, is a staunch advocate for bass education and has served as a member of the Detroit Symphony Education Committee as well a board member of the International Society of Bassists. He recently spoke with the Bass Coalition’s Dr. Donovan Stokes on the importance of bass-specific workshops and what young players need to work on.

Mr. Hutchinson will join the esteemed faculty of Dr. Donovan Stokes (Shenandoah Conservatory), Inez Wyrick (Former ISB Board Member), Kevin Johnson (, Brittany Frompovich ( and Eric O. Hanson (University of Tennessee Chattanooga) for a weekend of performances, masterclasses, chamber music coaching and much more.

Tuition for the 2013 Bass Coalition Summer Workshop is $200. For more info, check out the Bass Coalition website.

Note: Dr. Donovan Stokes is a No Treble columnist and Kevin Johnson is No Treble’s Managing Editor.

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