CONSERVATORIES

Virtual Bass Conservatory

Classes for the Bass and Cello Conservatory of Dallas will begin on January 21st! 

 

There are a few changes this year, so please read this message in its entirety. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and for the safety of our students and instructors, classes will be taught through remote learning. With our highest hopes for a better health situation nationwide and in the state of Texas, classes in person will resume in Fall 2021.

Miami Bass Conservatory
Miami Bass Conservatory

Dr. Gudrun Raschen teaches at the first session of the Miami Bass Conservatory.

2014 Bass Camp
2014 Bass Camp

Dr. Gudrun Raschen, Dr. Jessica Gilliam & Dr. Carlos Gaviria, instructors of the Beginner & Intermediate Camp, work with campers at the UNT College of Music.

Founder of the Bass Conservatory of Dallas and master teacher, Dr. Gudrun Raschen, has established an innovative and highly successful teaching model of group instruction. Students of all levels work in small groups on technique, bass chamber music, All-State preparation, solo playing, music theory and improvisation. In addition to working with major teachers and guest artists, students learn from each other as well as gain experience mentoring other students.

The Bass and Cello Conservatory is also designed to increase the student’s appreciation and enjoyment of music. Students from the BCC have gone on to study at top schools in the US and win major competitions and jobs in all phases of their music profession, not to mention our Allstate record!

During Spring 2021, classes will be held through the Zoom platform. These will consist of weekly sessions led by professionals from the DFW Metroplex, including Jose Saavedra Diaz and Andrew Cody Williams, as well as world-renowned guest artists Gudrun Raschen, Jeff Bradetich, Aaron Olguin, and more! 

 

The Bradetich Foundation is very proud to sponsor these Conservatories, currently in Dallas, Miami, and Bogota, Colombia; with plans to open more opportunities for young bass players to learn and enjoy the bass around the world.

Spring Semester 2021

JANUARY

21, 28

FEBRUARY

04, 11, 18, 25

MARCH

04, 18, 25

APRIL

01, 08, 15, 22, 29

MAY

06, 13

Schedule: Thursdays

6:00pm - 6:50pm Beginner / Intermediate Bass Class

7:00pm - 7:45pm Combined Bass Class

7:45pm - 8:30pm Advanced Bass Class

All students will attend the middle hour, as well as the 6-6:50pm or 7:45-8:30pm classes depending on ability.

Tuition

Fee: $30 per weekly session, paid monthly
Weekly sessions include access to the Beginner/Intermediate or Advanced Bass Class and Combined Bass Class.

The Bass and Cello Conservatory offers two payment plans:
Monthly: Price varies per month depending on the number of sessions in each month (detailed below). Payment in advance is due by the 3rd of each month.

Full Semester: One payment for the full semester at a 10% discount! Paying upfront for the semester gives you a 10% discount in all semester sessions for a total of $432.

Decide what plan works best for you & use the PayPal buttons below to pay!

 

Monthly Costs

*Payment in advance is due by the 3rd of each month*

JANUARY

$60

FEBRUARY

$120

MARCH

$90

APRIL

$150

MAY

$60

Full Semester Tuition $432

The BCC will not accept weekly payments.

In case of absence, make up lessons are not offered, nor are refunds/credits offered. Exceptions will be made on an individual basis in case of illness, accident, or emergency.

For more information, please email: bcconservatory@yahoo.com

Jeff Bradetich
Jeff Bradetich

Professor Jeff Bradetich leads an advanced bass class.

Miami Bass
Miami Bass

Dr. Gudrun Raschen, Jeff Bradetich, and Luis Gomez poes with students at the MIA Double Bass Workshop in May 2018.

About Our Classes

Beginner / Intermediate - Advanced Bass Class

6:00-6:50pm

and

7:45-8:30pm

Topics covered through the semester:

  • Technical Exercises 

  • All Region Excerpts

  • All State Excerpts

  • Chamber Music

  • Solo Playing

Combined Bass Class

7:00-7:45pm

This section of the weekly sessions will cover relevant information regarding the bass world and various musical subjects:

  • Masterclass Excerpts

  • Solo Masterclass

  • Music Theory

  • Improvisation

  • Music History

  • Double Bass History

  • Double Bass in the XXI Century 

  • Jazz Double Bass 

  • Bow Types

  • Double Bass making

Each class will be flexible throughout the year to best suit each student’s needs. Students are encouraged to invite friends to participate, since these classes are more beneficial with more participants.

New for Spring 2021

Chamber Music / Final Online Recording

Chamber Music will be encouraged during this Spring 2021 semester with the playing of selected duets. Masterclasses with professionals in the field and coaching of the selected groups will be given to the students in order to create the best preparation for chamber music playing, either in person or virtual.  

 

In the middle of this pandemic, we bring you good news. All DFW Metroplex students enrolled in the BCC for Spring 2021 will have access to professionally record the chamber music worked on throughout the semester. Off the Grid Music Studio in Denton, TX follows social distancing and COVID regulations and is available for one coaching and one professional recording per duet.*

 

*The recording is not included in the lessons payment, however, there will be a very special BCC Student discount by OTG Music Studio.