MIA Bass presents Bass by the Beach: Double Bass Workshop

May 18-20, 2018

Florida International University

Instructors: Jeff Bradetich, Eugene Levinson, Dr. Gudrun Raschen, Luis Gomez, Elias Tona – electric bass, Mauricio Rodriguez – Composer-in-Residence/Latin Jazz, Richard Gonon – Bass Maker/Luthier

Bass By The Beach will bring together students and teachers of the double bass on all levels for two days of intense technical training, solo master classes, orchestral techniques, bass ensembles and performances.

For more information call: 305-244-7036

25th Annual Hammond Ashley Memorial Double Bass Workshop

June 25-29, 2018

Seattle Pacific University

Instructors: Jeff Bradetich, Max Dimoff, Todd Gowers, Ben Musa, Miriam Chong

The Hammond Ashley Memorial Double Bass Workshop (25th Annual) is held at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, Washington, offering advanced classes with Max Dimoff, principal bass of the Cleveland Orchestra and Jeff Bradetich. Beginner, intermediate and adult classes are taught by Todd Gowers, Ben Musa, and Miriam Chong. Technique building, ensemble playing, orchestral excerpts, jazz classes and basic theory are taught throughout the week in addition to faculty and student concerts.

There will be a special 25th Anniversary Concert on Thursday, June 28 at 7:30pm, at First Free Methodist Church in Seattle's, North Queen Anne community. The concert will feature Jeff Bradetich performing with orchestra and all workshop faculty performing in bass ensembles: Max Dimoff, Todd Gowers, Ben Musa and Miriam Chong. We are helping run a fundraiser for this special concert - please consider donating!

Contact Todd Gowers at: toddgowers@wwdb.org

Mittenwald, Germany International Master Classes

August 6-11, 2018

Mittenwald, Germany

Instructors: Jeff Bradetich, Andreas Bennetzen, Alex Bayer, Alexis Scharff, Angela Gebler

2018 Guest Artist: Dominik Wagner, first prize winner of the Bradetich Foundation International Solo Competition and numerous other international competitions

Set in the idyllic Bavarian village of Mittenwald, Germany, the 13th annual Mittenwald International Master Classes offer an exciting week of kontrabass study with Jeff Bradetich, Andreas Bennetzen, Alex Bayer, Dominik Wagner, Alexis Scharff and physiotherapist Angela Gebler.


The week offers intense technical training, concerts, solo master classes, bass ensembles, improvisation and performance workshops and bass orchestra concerts in the streets of Mittenwald. Students attend from all corners of the world and return home with vital insights into playing and learning, and rich memories of working in a positive, supportive environment.

Mittenwald is the home of Pollmann basses and a tour of the workshop is included. Major sponsors for the International Master Classes are Pöllmann Basses and Pirastro Strings.

• Intense Technical Training
• Concerts
• Solo Masterclasses
• Bass Ensembles
• Tour of Pollmans workshop
• Improvisation and Performance Workshops
• Bass Orchestra in the streets of Mittenwald, a beautiful and historical town at the foot of the Karwendel Spitze, Germany's 2nd highest mountain.

5th Hong Kong International Bass Camp

2018 Dates TBD

Hong Kong, China

The 5th Hong Kong International Bass Camp will be held in Hong Kong, China and is open to all levels of bass players from all Asian countries. The camp stresses technical development, solo playing and bass ensemble playing.

For complete information, contact: dbcamp.hk@gmail.com

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