Attention to all college bassists! The Ithaca College Bass studio formally invites YOUR bass studio to perform as an ensemble at the 50th anniversary ISB Convention at Ithaca College, from June 5-10 in 2017.

In short, throughout the week between various events, we plan to have bass ensembles from various institutions perform roughly 20 minutes of music in a performance setting.  This may mean in a concert hall before a headlining performance one night, out in the lobby between a lecture and a headlining recital, or some other performance setting.  We are extending an invitation for your studio to perform as an ensemble, large or small.  The repertoire choice would be totally up to each studio, as we are open to a diverse array of genres and styles, including but not limited to jazz chamber music, folk tunes, pop song arrangements, contemporary compositions, etc.

Deadline to reserve a time slot is February 1st (repertoire list not required)

For more information, we (Zane Carnes & Tristen Jarvis) can be reached at


To cultivate a student to student bond through the art of double bass ensemble performance by providing collegiate bass studios with the opportunity to share their music with the larger bass community.


This showcase will help foster an inclusive social and musical bond over the commonality of double bass playing and collaboration at the college level. Through the diverse possibilities of bass ensemble music, we intend to create a hub for the exchange of new and exciting musical ideas between student performers and audiences alike. Going forward, we wish for this event to become a continual initiative at all future ISB conventions.


We take pride in being a student organized showcase, and we are committed to bass students and their role in the future of our bass community.

We recognize the social and artistic power of ensemble performance to bring bassists together. 

We value the determination, self-ownership, and character it takes to be a college bass student and musician.