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June 25, 2023 - June 30, 2023

DC Bass

DCBass, an intense, informative, and engaging double bass workshop will take place June 25 – 30, 2023 at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. Bass Faculty are Paul DeNola, National Symphony Orchestra member and faculty at American University, and Ira Gold, National Symphony Orchestra member and Associate Professor at Peabody Conservatory. Guest Artists will include Christian Gray from the Philadelphia Orchestra, and Victor Holmes of the U.S. Air Force Band. The faculty are eager to help launch your playing to the next level. Program will include private lessons, group lessons, technique classes, orchestral repertoire classes, and solo masterclasses. In addition, each participant will have the opportunity to rehearse and perform a duet with one of the bass faculty. Acceptance is by recorded video audition only. Recommended ages 18 and up. Single or double hotel room accommodation is available one block from the Peabody campus.

Application: Please email to dcbasscamp@gmail.com the following information – name, address, email, current school, age, current and major teachers (last five years). Please provide a short description of your ensemble experience. There is no application fee.

Audition: no more than 10 minutes – include solo of choice and two excerpts from the standard orchestral repertoire. Tracks may be separated. Recorded video submission may be emailed directly to dcbasscamp@gmail.com or upload your video to Dropbox and email a link to view.

Application and Audition must be received by April 8, 2023

Tuition: $545 – due by May 15, 2023
Two merit-based full tuition scholarships will be awarded.

Enrollment will be limited to 12 students.
Accepted applicants will be notified by May 1, 2023
Excerpt materials for camp study and chamber music repertoire will be available once applicants have verified their acceptance to DCBass.
Single or double occupancy hotel rooms are available at $99 a night, if booked through our Peabody reservation.


9:00 – 10:15am: Group Warm-Up and Technique Building
10:25 – 12:30pm: Private Lessons and Practice
12:30 – 1:15pm: Lunch Break
1:15 – 3:15pm: Orchestral Repertoire Class
3:25 – 5:30pm: Private Lessons/Duets/Group Lessons

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