If you are interested in working with me and other great bassists, read about these programs below. For additional questions please write to me at
July 1 – August 11, 2018
Set in the beautiful Berkshire mountains, Tanglewood is the summer home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Center, and BUTI. I had the honor and privilege to attend BUTI in 1998 as a high school student, and it was such a powerful experience that it inspired me to want to audition and choose to attend Boston University’s music school, now the College of Fine Arts. While a student at BU I studied with Edwin Barker, Principal Bassist of the BSO, and attended TMC in the summer of 2003. I also performed with the Boston Symphony twice that summer, both in a side by side concert with the BSO/TMC orchestras and also as a guest for a BSO concert, a performance of Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra. As my life comes full circle, I now have the opportunity to experience Tanglewood as a teacher, sharing my love of music and the bass with aspiring young players. Bassists work with me and Brian Perry in lessons, sectionals, and chamber music. There’s simply no place like Tanglewood. Prepare to experience the unforgettable.
The Young Artists Orchestra (YAO) has earned the reputation as one of the preeminent summer youth orchestra training programs in the nation. Under the guidance of professional conductors, artist teachers, and Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) members, students experience high-quality training through intensive study and performance of orchestral and chamber music, private lessons, and master classes.
2018 Application and Program information coming soon!
July 22 – 29, 2018
Bass Works welcomes bassists of all ages, levels, and abilities to attend an extraordinary program providing bass students with unique learning, community and performance opportunities on the grounds of Baltimore’s historic Peabody Institute. Now in its sixth year, Peabody Bass Works 2017 will present a diverse array of offerings for attendees in both the four- and seven-Day divisions. All applicants who have taken at least one year of private lessons, or who supply a note from their current teacher supporting their application, will be automatically accepted to either division.
Students will have the opportunity to participate in bass orchestra, chamber music, semi-private lessons, recitals, and more. A range of repertoire and curriculum ensures that students of all ability levels will both have fun and be challenged. Older students who are either already doing pre-professional work or who are considering musical careers will benefit from seminars and presentations on such topics as practicing, auditions, and careers in music. The week’s activities will culminate on the final afternoon with a thrilling concert that will feature all participants.
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