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New Sheet Music: Affliction for Bass Ensemble/Orchestra

Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Now available online, the bass ensemble Affliction, in 4 parts and written for 2009 ISB Convention. This work has also been played at the Golden Gate Bass Camp and the Bass Coalition Summer Workshop, among other places. Get it, and other sheet music, here!

Please enjoy the new offering!

Bassists at Mid-Atlantic Invitational Shenandoah Conservatory Jan. 2013

Sunday, November 4th, 2012

I am happy to be a part of the Mid-Atlantic Invitational for High School aged students. I will have a chance to work directly with any bassists who are selected to attend.

I look forward to hearing and working with some of the best high school bassists around! For information on how to apply and submit your audition, click the link below.

http://www.scbands.org/mid-atlantic-music-invitational/

Bass Coalition Summer Workshop Registration due June 3 2012

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Just a reminder that registration materials MUST be received by June 3, 2012 for our June 16 Bass Coalition Summer Workshop. No registrations can be taken at the door this year. Get your registration materials HERE. Some scholarships are available.

We are also accepting donations via Kickstarter for our 2012 Workshop. Each donation level has a reward of some sort, and every dollar helps. If we reach our kickstarter goal, our minimum expenses are met and we can offer scholarships to 10 bassists.  Please consider donating and supporting high quality and high fun bass education. Bass Coalition Kickstarter

2012 Bass Coalition Workshop Registration Materials Available

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Hello Everyone,

Information on our third Bass Coalition Summer Workshop (set for June 16, 2012) is up. Get your registration materials HERE. Some scholarships are available. Registration materials MUST be received by June 16, 2012. No registrations can be taken at the door this year.

We are accepting donations via Kickstarter for our 2012 Workshop. Each donation level has a reward of some sort, and every dollar helps. If we reach our kickstarter goal, our minimum expenses are met and we can offer scholarships to 10 bassists.  Please consider donating and supporting high quality and high fun bass education. Bass Coalition Kickstarter

Thanks to the Webcast viewers!

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Thanks to everyone who joined us via Ustream to watch the Shenandoah Conservatory Bass Ensemble perform two nights ago. We hope to continue this with other artists and archive the broadcasts on the basscoalition’s Ustream as well, all while improving sound and video quality. So if you want to broadcast your event contact the basscoalition!

Looking forward to the next  one!

It’s been ages since I made a post!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

It’s been ages since I made a post here! However, things have been active behind the scenes!  As always we are trying to update and refine this webpage. The Bass Coalition is in the process of establishing itself as a 501 c (3) corporation. I played a great concert with members of the Audubon Quartet and the great Seymour Lipkin on piano! I am still playing Rockabilly around DC and will hitting the studio with the Four Star Combo in December.

A new batch bow hooks are back in as well!

Watch for a more regularly updated page! In the meantime, check out my visit with First Officer Spock.

Bass Coalition 2011 Summer Workshop

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Although the scholarship deadline has passed, you can still register for the 2011 Bass Coalition Workshop on July 9 and 10! Applications can be found Here.

The dates for the Bass Coalition Summer Workshop are July 9-10, 2011.  The event will be held once again at Shenandoah University-Conservatory in Winchester, VA. Faculty will include Dr. Donovan StokesInez WyrickMark Rubinstein,  Peter Dominguezof Oberlin Conservatory and several guest presenters, including Brittany Frompovich and Eric O. Hanson.

This year the workshop dovetails with the National Jazz Workshop. Full details on the workshop will be posted in the upcoming weeks. A few scholarships are still available for 2011.

Applications and other materials can be found Here.

2010 Bass Coalition Workshop Pictures are up!

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

We have pictures from the bass camp on my Flickr page. A direct link to the set is here.  Feel free to repost them anywhere you like!  Spread the word! Also,  if you have pictures you want to see up, please send us links we will include them.

If you attended the workshop, please watch your email box for an online survey. Please take a few minutes and fill it out. It is quick, painless, and helps us improve for next year!  We want to again thank everyone for making our first bass workshop such a huge success!   We can’t wait so see you again!

Bass Coalition Workshop Pics/Vids etc.

Monday, July 26th, 2010

Just wanted to update everyone, since I have been getting tons of emails wanting to know about pictures and videos from the 2010 Workshop.  Due to everyone’s July schedules, things have been slow to get posted! However, there a ton on facebook and a few here.   More to come, we promise!!   Also, for those who participated we will be sending out an electronic survey which will really help us refine and expand!

Thank you all for your patience!  The Bass Coalition Web Page will be updated soon!

Yours in bass,
Donovan Stokes and Inez Wyrick!

2010 Bass Coalition Workshop a Success!

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Recently the Bass Coalition held our first Workshop and Solo Competition.  It was three jam-packed days of Bass Orchestra, Chamber Music, Masterclasses, Clinics and Concerts covering classical, jazz and “alternative” styles. Our faculty was fantastic and included David Murray (Butler University), Rufus Reid (jazz legend), myself and Inez Wyrick (Shenandoah University), with a special looping clinic by Brittany Frompovich (VA).

It was a great success, although with almost 50 bassists we might need a bigger venue for next year!  This is a good problem to have! We will definitely be doing this again next year, so keep up at www.basscoalition.com, join the mailing list and let us know about your “bass up front” event.

We had a great time, and want to thank our sponsors one more time. They made the Solo Competition prizes and the many full-tuition scholarships available.  Go and support their businesses so they we keep supporting us!

Special thanks to our sponsors:

notreble shanklogo_300Guarneri House 10

Thomas Andreas Wolf (scholarship sponsor and exhibitor)

Bob’s House of Basses

Shenandoah University-Conservatory

Special thanks to MAJOR sponsors Leslie and Glennda Stokes!

www.HyrycykFinancial.com