28th Annual Bradetich Double Bass Master Classes
June 8-12, 2015
Registration Deadline: May 1 (Late Registration with Fee)
University of North Texas
The Bradetich Master Classes (28th Annual) 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 four 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 dealing with 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 and will be videotaped during the solo classes. The master classes end with a grand finale concert featuring ensemble performances by the participants and solo performances by Jeff Bradetich and Lynn Seaton. 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: Full Participant: (Limit 25) Participate in all sessions and perform in the solo classes. The participants are expected to be able to play three-octave scales; have good knowledge of thumb position; and be able to play solo works at the difficulty level of the Eccles Sonata or the Dragonetti Concerto.
Auditor: No instrument. Will attend all sessions and take part in discussions