Foundation News
April 21, 2015 Early Registration Deadline Approaching for North Texas Bass Camps

The Early Registration Deadline for the North Texas Summer Bass  Camps is fast approaching (May 1). 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.

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:

December 16, 2014 The Gift that Keeps on Giving

When you give to the Bradetich Foundation, you give a lifetime of music to a child, a student of music, who has dreams to create music that will touch our hearts for a lifetime.
Thank you for your support :)

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North Texas Bass Camps

Sign ups happening now and this is one camp you don't want to miss!

28th Annual Bradetich Double Bass Master Classes June 8-12
This is five days of intense musical training including technique, orchestral and solo playing, and bass ensembles. Students will work closely with Jeff Bradetich and Dr. Jack Unzicker from UT Arlington and receive performance opportunities and insights into bass history, repair and a set of free strings from D’Addario. Enrollment limited to 30 students.

15th Annual Beginners and Intermediate Bass Camp June 10-12
Beginning and Intermediate players of the Double Bass will join the North Texas Bass Camp on Wednesday, June 10 for 3 days of fun, participation, and instruction. Playing, practicing and performing will abound, and students will enjoy the week-ending game of “Double Bass Jeopardy.” Participants will have the opportunity to work with outstanding teachers: Gudrun Raschen –TWU & UNT, Jessica Gilliam-Valls – Austin, Carlos Gaviria – S. F. Austin University.

15th Annual Lynn Seaton Jazz Bass Workshop June 8-12
The Lynn Seaton Jazz Double Bass Workshop will offer an intensive week of study and performance opportunities for the jazz upright bassist. Classes include bass line development, bass ensembles, and daily sessions on technique. Also, participants will have an opportunity to perform with a rhythm section and be coached. Outstanding faculty concerts will be presented throughout the week. The Lynn Workshop is open to advanced high school (14 ), college, professional, and serious amateur bassists.

We will also be showing a number of fine quality basses for sale by Rumano Solano and a few very fine Brazilian bows at a greatly reduced rate. For more information, please write to:

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 DVD’s, 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.