Foundation News
March 31, 2016 Register Now for North Texas Bass Camps

The Early Registration Deadline for the North Texas Summer Bass† Camps is fast approaching (May 2). We hope that you will encourage your bass students of all levels to take advantage of the unique learning opportunities these camps provide and of the financial savings the early registration offers.

Each year the North Texas Bass Camps welcome students from all across Texas, throughout the US and from many international locations providing a strong and positive learning environment. Students receive detailed technical training, orchestral concepts, solo playing that allows for maximum personal growth and the ever-important ensemble experience that helps them grow as musicians.

September 8, 2015 North Texas Bass Camp Photos

Photo's from the 2015 North Texas Bass Camp have been uploaded. You can view them by clicking on the link :
Thank you to Jack Unzicker for capturing all these great moments and memories..we hope to see you all at camp next year!!!

February 18, 2015 13th Annual Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists

The Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists Program will accept only 5 participants to study with Jeff Bradetich. Thanks to the generous support of Pirastro Strings, this program offers free tuition, room and board. The Pirastro company will also supply participants with free strings.To qualify, students must have a number of solo works ready for study and performance. To apply, send a CD or DVD of two different solo works to: Jeff Bradetich, 1155 Union Circle #311367, Denton, TX 76203 by March 15th, 2015 For more info, please visit:

The Bradetich Foundation International
Double Bass Solo
September 1-5, 2017
Denton, Texas, USA

The Bradetich Foundation is proud to announce the 2nd International Double Bass Solo Competition, September 1-5, 2017, hosted by the University of North Texas College of Music, in Denton, Texas, USA. The finest solo performers in the world are invited to compete for the most generous awards in double bass history. The Competition is open to anyone under the age of 35 as of the first day of the competition September 1, 2017, and who has not given a formal New York City debut recital.

The Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition endeavors to identify emerging international artists to provide career advancement and leadership opportunities. A maximum of twenty performers will be invited to participate in the competition including automatic bids to winners of the 2015 ISB, 2016 Sperger and 2016 Koussevitzky Competitions.

Bradetich Foundation and "Anna's Promise"

The Bradetich Foundation is a proud corporate sponsor of Anna's Promise, a unique multi-media International musical production dedicated to spreading joy, inspiration, compassion, and the double bass to the world.

Anna's Promise is a 55 minute production for a solo bassist, narrator, chamber orchestra and back ground visuals that will be performed in 34 countries around the World with 34 native celebrity bassists between August 2016-June 2017. The musical score is written by the talented Argentine bassist-composer, Andres Martin, and is sponsored by many of our bass merchants. This production is the 3rd in a series of musical journeys conceived by bassist-author-educator Barry Green on themes in his inspirational books. The story of Anna's Promise is about dancers, actors and musicians of any instrument or voice sharing their artistry to future generations.

Click here for the event poster.

Orchestra Excerpts

Download Orchestra Excerpts Here

About the Bradetich Foundation

The Bradetich Foundation was established in 2008 with the sole purpose of advancing the performing, teaching and knowledge of the double bass. It represents the vision of founder Jeff Bradetich and the culmination of his 30 years of service to the profession.

The Foundation is dedicated to identifying the top performers in the world and helping to develop their careers through major competitions, debut concerts in New York and London, CD recordings and concert tours.

The educational outreach of the Foundation is a cornerstone of its work. Through instructional and performance DVDís, concerts for children and older adults, and the promotion of the instrument through traditional and non-traditional media, the Foundation will work to raise the standard of the double bass and improve its standing in the general public.

The Bradetich Foundation will continue to establish and promote workshops and conferences throughout the world, bringing together the top minds in the field to share their artistry, philosophies and experience to the next generation of bass players.

Thank you for visiting our website and supporting the love and passion for music. The double bass makes the world a better place.