Author: Kristin Korb

Get your ISB2017 app now!

We are thrilled to announce that the ISB 2017 app is now up and ready for you to download!  Whether you are attending the convention or not, this is your connection into what is happening, who’s attending, and much more. The app will allow you to connect with others through social media and other messaging. If you don’t have a smart phone, don’t worry. You can see the schedule, make your plans, and connect with folks through the web. WebApp: iPhone: Android:...

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ISB Young Bassists – final day schedule

Hello Young Bassists! In today’s email we’re talking about the last day of the convention – Saturday June 10. This is the big day for the Young Bassists program and we are front and center at the 1pm performance in Ford Hall.  Here is how that day will work: 8:30-10am  College Fair – please plan on attending this. Many colleges will be represented and their bass teachers/professors will be there to answer questions, talk about what makes their school unique, and give you ideas about the application and audition process. 10-11:45am  Dress Rehearsal  We will start with the Large...

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Late breaking Young Bassist scholarship opportunity to attend ISB 2017!

The ISB has received a last minute donation that will allow us to offer financial support to students (18 and younger) to attend the Young Bassists program this summer during the ISB Convention in Ithaca, NY, June 6-10, 2017. Scholarship will cover registration, housing, meal plan, membership, and possibly some transportation support. The YB program is a bass “camp” that happens within the main convention, with programming specifically for pre-college students. The daily schedule runs from 9 am to 4 pm with workshops and masterclasses with international artist teachers, and rehearsals in large and small ensembles that prepare us...

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Andrés Martin writes a special piece for the Noontime Jam

The noontime jam sessions are going to be full of great pieces for everyone to play together no matter your playing level. In honor of ISB’s 50th anniversary, Andrés Martin has written a special piece specifically for our noon sessions. This piece will be performed during ISB 2017. If you want a chance to get working on your part, download the score and parts below. In thinking about the piece Andrés wrote: “I decided to name it ‘Chimera’ because I think the ISB is a thing that it seems utopic but it exists thanks to all of us bass...

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