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Pittsburgh Double Bass Symposium 2024

March 10

pittsburgh double bass symposium

Guest Faculty

  • Gaelen McCormick
  • Patricia Weitzel
  • Max Dimoff
  • Nick Meyers
  • Jeff Mangone
  • PSO bass section with special guest Jeff Turner

About the Symposium

Carnegie Mellon University School of Music proudly presents the Pittsburgh Double Bass Symposium every year. Presenters have include Max Dimoff, principal bass of the Cleveland Orchestra; Kevin Brown, principal bass of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra; Lawrence Hurst, world-renowned double bass pedagogue and retired double bass professor at the Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University; Lauren Pierce, YouTube sensation and educator; Jeff Mangone, principal bass of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra; Jeffrey Turner, Double Bass Professor, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra double bass section, Carnegie Mellon University double bass faculty, Micah Howard and Peter Guild, and many other renowned pedagogues and performers.

The Symposiums include master classes, recitals, networking opportunities, and chances to visit with exhibitors, such as Shank’s Strings, Guarneri House, Heartland String Bass Shop, Upton Bass, Discover Double Bass, Ottava Imports, Bob’s House of Basses, and Peter Zaret and Sons Violins.

All performances and classes are held in Kresge Theatre and exhibitors are located in Alumni Concert Hall in the College of Fine Arts Building.

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