Author: Elisabeth Ellison

Body & Bass at ISB2017

During the regular year, ISB gives you monthly video updates from our Body & Bass curator, Dr. Randy Kertz. Now, at ISB 2017, you get a chance to get more in-depth with the relationship between our bodies, injuries, self-care, and our basses: Tuesday Linda Grace | Structure/Function Issues of the Arm and Thumb in Bass Playing | 11:00 am in Broido Forest Greenough | The Bassist’s Guide to Comprehensive Shoulder Health: Anatomy, Injury Prevention, and Maintenance | 4:00 pm in Broido Wednesday LLoyd Goldstein | Arts In Medicine: Overview Of A Model Program In a Major Cancer Institute And Solo Bass As A Therapeutic Music Intervention |...

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Read the latest issue of the Online Journal of Bass Research

The International Society of Bassists announces Volume 8 of the Online Journal of Bass Research (OJBR) The Online Journal of Bass Research is a refereed electronic journal, published by the International Society of Bassists. The OJBR is published solely in an electronic format, accessible free of charge to musicians everywhere. The OJBR fosters and communicates original scholarly research pertaining to the history, development, function and features of the double bass and other related bowed bass instruments, their players and repertoires, as well as disseminates scholarly critiques of recently published books and articles in these subject areas. Volume 8 of the OJBR...

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Housing Options for ISB 2017

Off-Campus Housing Options The ISB has reserved room blocks at convention rates at several local hotels, subject to availability. Reserve early! Country Inn and Suites Discount Code: BASS17 Website: Click Here Rate: $169 Book By: May 5, 2017 Hotel Ithaca Discount Code: ISOB Website: Click Here Rate: $129-149 based on room size Book By: May 1, 2017 Hampton Inn and Suites Website: Click Here Rate: $189 Book By: May 3, 2017 Fairfield Inn and Suites Website: Click Here Rate: $159 Mon.-Thurs., $219 Fri.-Sat. Book By: May 1, 2017 On-Campus Housing There are many folks who prefer to stay on-campus so they are a...

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Know Your ISB: What is the job of the Artistic Director of the ISB Convention? Part I

Know Your ISB: What is the job of the Artistic Director of the ISB Convention? Part I Convention Scheduling Team: One of the roles of the ISB Convention Artistic Director is to assembling the team of people who put together the ISB convention program. The Convention Scheduling Team approaches headliners and reviews all of the convention proposals to decide which performances, workshops, master classes, and special events will be featured at the convention. Our goal is to reflect the ISB mission, membership constituency, the location of the event, and the diverse values of the team. Headliners: These are the folks playing...

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TBT: ISB Sound Post June 1967

We dug into the George Vance Online Research Library to discover the June 1967 issue of Bass Sound Post that we have on file. Here are a few of the highlights from that first magazine: Gary Karr’s summary of the first conference held on the campus of the University of Wisconsin, Madison: “Presiding over this conference of bassists from all over the United States were six specialists who covered a wide area of topics.” Those who gave presentations that year were James Clute (Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra), Murray Godner (Indiana University), Eugene Wright (Dave Brubeck Quartet), Gary Karr, Warren Benfield (Chicago Symphony) and Lawrence...

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