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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.

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

More on Rodion Azarkhin

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I became interested in the life and work of Russian Double Bassist Rodion Azarkhin in the late 1990’s. He had a distinctive style of playing, a palpable sense of individualism and a “no limits” approach to playing the bass, all of which appealed to me.

If you want to learn about this pioneer in the world of double bass, I have recently posted an article which I wrote for Bass World, the Journal for the International Society of Bassists. The article is entitled In Memory of Rodion Azarkhin and was published in shortly after Azarkhin’s death in 2007.

I have written several other works on Azarkhin’s life and you can find a few in the articles section of this website here.

Russian Bass Pioneer Rodion Azarkhin

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Years ago I became fascinated with the life and work of Russian Double Bassist Rodion Azarkhin.  In 1999 I interviewed him in St. Petersburg, Russia where he gave me a stack of his compositions, arrangements and three boxes of solo recordings. I subsequently wrote several articles and a DMA document on his book Kontrabass, published in the late 1970’s. After he died I wrote new several articles attempting to memorialize his life and his high-level contributions to the double bass.

I just put up an article published by U.K. publication The Double Bassist here on the site. (The publication has since gone defunct and was overtaken by The Strad.) You can read the article, Passion and Survivalhere.

More will come!

Inez Wyrick appointed at Shenandoah University.

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Inez Wyrick has been appointed as an adjunct bass teacher at Shenandoah University-Conservatory in Spring 2010. Inez is also busy helping with the Bass Coalition Workshop and Solo Competition and has just accepted a position as the Young Bassists Page Editor for Bass World, the Journal of the International Society of Bassists. Go Inez!