19th Annual Pirastro Strings Virtual Elite Soloists Program

May 25 – June 3, 2022

University of North Texas

Instructor: Jeff Bradetich

with Guest Artist Teacher Dominik Wagner

The 19th Annual Pirastro Strings Elite Soloists Program will accept only 5 participants to study with Jeff Bradetich in the summer of 2022 in a virtual environment. Last summer’s virtual program brought students together from five continents.


Special Guest: International Solo Artist Dominik Wagner

Winner of the 2nd Bradetich Foundation International Double Bass Solo Competition

Thanks to the generous support of Pirastro Strings, this program offers free tuition and the Pirastro company will supply participants with free strings of their choice. The schedule for this highly individualized program will include: Daily private lessons, solo master classes and a final virtual concert. In addition, repertoire, programming and career advancement will be discussed.

 

This program is designed for aspiring young artists and professional orchestra players. Former participants currently perform in: Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Chicago Symphony, National Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Singapore Philharmonic, National Orchestra of Denmark and many others.


To qualify, participants must have three major solo works ready for study and one for performance.

To Apply: Fill out the application and upload a video of you performing 3 different solo works of your choosing by March 15th, 2022.

Fee: Free Tuition, Virtual Program

Feel free to email Jose Saavedra, Camp Director at: jdsaavedradiaz@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

35th Annual Bradetich Double Bass Master Classes

June 13-17, 2022

University of North Texas

Instructors: Jeff Bradetich & Jack Unzicker

The Bradetich Master Classes is one of the longest running events of its kind in the U.S. These classes offer a highly concentrated week of study for aspiring bassists. Participants, who come from five continents as well as all corners of the U.S., receive optimum individual and group instruction in all aspects of double bass playing. The classes include daily two-hour sessions on technique, orchestral repertoire, and the interpretation of solo literature. In addition, bass ensembles are rehearsed throughout the week. All full participants will have the opportunity to perform with piano accompaniment. The master classes end with a grand finale concert featuring ensemble performances by the participants. These unique master classes are open to well-qualified high school and college students and young professionals. Also welcome are string teachers and older individuals who seek to rejuvenate their love and knowledge of the double bass.

Two levels of participation are available:

Full Participant: (Limit 25) Participate in all sessions and perform in solo classes. The participants are expected to be able to play three-octave scales; have good knowledge of thumb position; be able to play solo works of at least the difficulty level of the Eccles Sonata or the Dragonetti Concerto.
Auditor: No instrument. Will attend all sessions and take part in discussions

Arrival – Departure: Registration/check-in is at 6:00pm on Sunday, June 12th and the final concert ends at approximately 9:15pm on Friday, June 17th.  ALL students must check in and register on Sunday, including those who are not staying on campus during camp. We will be having a pizza party during registration so you can meet other students and everyone will be well prepared to start Monday morning. For those staying on campus, check out is Friday, June 17th,before the final concert. Students' belongings will be stored on campus and can be picked up after the final concert. 

 

Fees:

  • Full Participant: $525 before May 1st, 2022; $575 after May 2nd, 2022

  • A $125 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit must accompany your registration and will apply to your total payment.

  • Housing:

    • UNDER 18: Single Occupancy room $42/night - must bring your own linens and pillow

    • UNDER 18: Double Occupancy room  $30/night -must bring your own linens and pillow

    • Over 18: Single Occupancy room, shared bath,  internet and parking $42/night -must bring own linens with pillow

  • Optional Dorm Meals - $27/day - Includes 3 meals per day for those staying on campus.

 

Feel free to email Jose Saavedra, Camp Director at: bradetichmasterclasses@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. 

22nd Annual Beginners and Intermediate Bass Camp

June 14-17, 2022

University of North Texas

Instructors: Dr. Gudrun Raschen, Jessica Valls

Beginning and Intermediate players of the double Bass will join the North Texas Bass Camp for four days of fun, participation and instruction. Playing, practicing and performing will abound and students will enjoy the week-ending game of “Double Bass Jeopardy” and perform in the Grand Finale Concert. Students are challenged to expand their technical capabilities, to develop their musical expression and to learn about the repertoire, history and maintenance of their instrument. Students study with some of the top teachers of young bassists in the country.

Arrival – Departure: Registration/check-in is at 6:00pm on Monday, June 13th and the final concert ends at approximately 9:15pm on Friday, June 17th. ALL students must check in and register on Monday, including those who are not staying on campus during camp. For those staying on campus, check out is Friday June 17th, before the final concert. Students' belongings will be stored on campus and can be picked up after the final concert. 

 

Fees:

  • Full Participant: $425 before May 1st, 2022; $475 after May 2nd, 2022

  • A $125 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit must accompany your registration and will apply to your total payment.

  • Housing:

    • UNDER 18: Single Occupancy room $42/night - must bring your own linens and pillow

    • UNDER 18: Double Occupancy room  $30/night -must bring your own linens and pillow

    • Over 18: Single Occupancy room, shared bath,  internet and parking $42/night -must bring own linens with pillow

  • Optional Dorm Meals - $27/day - Includes 3 meals per day for those staying on campus. Lunch and dinner for those commuting from home. 

Feel free to email to Jose Saavedra, Camp Director at: bradetichmasterclasses@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.