****The first Bass Coalition Summer Workshop and Solo Competition (2010) was a success with 50 bassists from all over the nation!! Thanks to everyone who attended, thanks to Shenandoah University and thanks to our wonderful faculty! Pictures for both the 2010 and 2011 workshops can be found on this Flickr page. A direct link to one set is here. Also “like” us on facebook!
Here’s a comment from one of our participants!
I had the privilege of attending the Summer Bass Coalition this past June at Shenandoah University Conservatory in Winchester Virginia. I must say that it was a one of a kind experience that I am proud to have been invited to be a part of. I have participated in many summer music programs during my many years of playing bass, but never one that incorporated so many bass players in one place at the same time. Seeing so many players who love the bass as much as me was impressive to say the least. The participants experience varied as did their ages. There were vendors who were there to offer their assistance with bass needs or repairs. This proved to be extremely helpful if you had questions about issues with your instrument or even if you were looking to purchase a new bass or bass supplies. There were also bass playing professionals that participated and performed. Seeing and working with bass playing professionals gave new insight as to the type of bass player you may want to strive to become. This was not just a gathering of high school players. This gathering was wonderful and a great life changing experience. The music that was provided to us was extremely intense and challenging. I personally loved all of it. There were so many great teachers who were so helpful, teachers that I hope will always be a part of my life and help me to become the bass playing professional that I am striving to be. I would recommend this camp every bass player of all ages, and look forward to attending again next year.–Hunter Palmer
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