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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!

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

Bass Coalition Workshop June 16, 2012

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Hello Everyone,

Detailed information on our third Bass Coalition Summer Workshop (set for June 16, 2012) will be up at www.basscoalition.com in upcoming weeks. Every year we have offered a number of full-tuition scholarships to participants. We hope to continue to do so in all future years. This year we are trying something new.

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

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:

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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

Bass Workshop/Competition in Full Swing

Friday, June 25th, 2010

I am here at the 2010 Bass Coalition Workshop and we are going strong!  Jazz classes by Mark Rubinstein and Ken Cooke kept everyone Swing!, Brittany Frompovich and I are opening people’s ears to “alternative styles” and David Murray and Inez Wyrick gave spectacular Master Classes.

We also held our first Classical Solo Competition and I am happy to Congratulate the following Winners:

First Prize:  Bebo Shiu (Massachusetts)

Second Prize: Katherine Saalbach (Virginia)

Third Prize: Sarah Lahasky (Kansas)

Come see David Murray’s recital tonight in Armstrong Concert Hall at Shenandoah University at 7 pm!

Workshop Schedule is Up!

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Hello again,

I have been slow on the blog posts because I wanted everyone to keep being reminded of the scholarships we had available for the workshop. Thanks to all of those who applied!

The workshop is looking good, and I think we will have a wonderfully fun time!  The Schedule can be viewed here  2010Schedule Exact sessions may be subject to change, but the overall timing of the day will remain constant.  There are some special sessions not listed, and there is always the possibility for impromptu happenings!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me.  We all look forward to seeing you in Winchester!!