2017 ISB convention registration is open, and our schedule is live! We can’t wait to welcome you to our 50th anniversary celebration at Ithaca College, June 5th to 10th. It’s a week like none other, with over 100 performances and presentations, an international faculty of over 150 amazing bassists and their collaborative musicians, our amazing Young Bassists Program, the Build-a-Bass-in-a-Week event, competitions, exhibits and more. Basst of all, it’s a chance to renew treasured friendships and make new ones.

Click here to make on-campus housing reservations. The ISB has also reserved room blocks at convention rates at several local hotels, subject to availability, click here for more information, and reserve early!

Our 50th anniversary fundraising drive continues full steam ahead. With your help, we will reach our dream goal of $50,000 – that’s $1,000 for every year that the ISB has served the worldwide double bass community. Thanks to everyone who has already given so generously, and here’s a special message from one of those supporters – it’s bassist, best-selling author, and half of the truly magical duo Penn & Teller, Penn Jillette!