BassFest

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800 West Main Street
2005 Roseman
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-3165
Fax: (262) 472-5241
cesevents@uww.edu

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800 West Main Street
2005 Roseman
Whitewater, WI 53190
Phone: (262) 472-3165
Fax: (262) 472-5241
cesevents@uww.edu

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BassFest

BassFest will be January 10, 2015

More 2015 information coming soon.

 

On Saturday, January 11, 2014, UW-Whitewater will host its seventh annual Bassfest from 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m. at the Light Recital Hall in the Center of the Arts Building. This event is a fun and exciting way to learn more about the bass. Bassists and bass enthusiasts of all ages are welcome from beginners through collegiate level.

Bassfest 2014 will feature technique classes of varying ability levels, classical master classes, jazz master class and discussions/classes on varying aspects of double bass playing. The day will culminate with a recital featuring the Bass Ensemble made up of the day’s participants and teachers.

Vince Jesse from the Double Bass Workshop in Madison will be on hand to do small repairs (new string installation, sound post/bridge adjustments, endpin work, etc.). Vince will also have new and used basses as well as bass accessories available for sale.

Skill Levels

Classes will be held and participants will be placed accordingly based on level of ability (i.e. middle/high school or college, adult-amateur or adult-teacher).

Registration

For more online information, go to http://camps.uww.edu. See registration form to register online, by mail, phone or fax.

Conference Schedule

TimeEvent

9:00 am

Welcome

9:15 am

Technique Classes: Ability-level Groups

10:30 am

Bass Ensemble Rehearsal

11:30 am

Lunch (on your own)

12:30 pm

Jazz Techniques, College Auditions: Questions and Answers

1:30 pm

Technique Classes: Ability-level Groups

2:15 pm

Classical Master Classes

3:15 pm

Bass Ensemble Rehearsals

4:15 pm

Break

4:30 pm

Bass Ensemble Recital

Camp Staff

Bradley Townsend

Bradley Townsend ImageBradley Townsend holds a Master of Music in Improvisation from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Iowa where he studied with Diana Gannett. Brad teaches string bass, improvisation, and conducts jazz combos as well as the alternative styles ensemble at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In addition to playing with many notable artists, Brad performs with area ensembles such as the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Oakwood Chamber Players, Rountree Ensemble, Executive Tea Set, and Arp of the Covenant. His recordings have been reviewed in All About Jazz and the All Music Guide

Mark Urness

Mark Urness ImageMark Urness is a versatile bassist, composer, and educator. His diverse performance experience encompasses orchestral, chamber, jazz, salsa, and solo playing. Recent performances include appearances with Jazz greats Art Lande, Terell Stafford, Wycliffe Gordon, Howard Levy, Russ Johnson, and Joe Locke. He is heard frequently on Wisconsin Public Radio as a chamber musician and soloist. He was awarded First Prize in the International Society of Bassists Jazz Competition and performed with Bill Mays and Tim Froncek at the 2001 ISB Convention. Mark is currently an Assistant Professor at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Mark received a Master of Music in Double Bass Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Northern Iowa, and studied music and computer science at the University of Iowa.

Festival Cost

Registration: $40

Optional T-Shirt: $12

The fee covers instructions and materials

What Should You Bring?

  • Bring your own bass, bow, rockstop, rosin, and stool
  • Bring friends and family to concert
  • Wear something bright for the concert
  • Bring a bag lunch or bring money to purchase lunch. Restaurants are within walking distance

Master Class Participants

Students of any ability level are welcome to perform a solo piece during the master class at 2:15 p.m. with Mark Urness. Students that wish to play should bring solo music they know or are currently working on. There will be a sign-up sheet when you arrive.

Insurance

Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

I understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. I agree that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events. I relinquish all rights that I may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.

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