Bass Day at Columbus State University
Sunday, January 28, 2018
On Sunday, January 28, 2018, Columbus State University will host CSU Bass Day from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. at Schwob School of Music Legacy Hall at the River Center for the Performing Arts. 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.
This year, Bass Day will feature the LaGrange Symphony Double Bass Quartet and the Schwob School of Music Double Bass Studio, the "Schwobbassi." Internationally recognized Body Mapping expert, Dr. Andree Martin, will hold a session on proper body alignment for Double Bassists. This day will be dedicated to and centered on the beginning bassist. We will focus on the fundamentals of double bass playing. The day will culminate with a recital featuring Bass Day participants.
Everyone is encouraged to participate in the solo, group performance sessions. This is a day of fellowship and group learning. The ensemble piece that everyone plays at the end of the recital has parts for beginner to professional level.
Clinicians will rotate working with participants throughout the day so everyone will get to work with all the Clinicians regardless of skill level.
Please send completed form (mailing address is at the end of form) with check or Money Order for $50 dollars ($65 dollars after December 15th) made payable to Columbus State University, ATTN: Schwob School of Music. Make a note on the check that this is for CSU Bass Day. Fee covers instruction, materials and Lunch.
Jacqueline Pickett, Columbus State University
Recently appointed Principal Bassist of the International Colour of Music Festival, Jacqueline Pickett heads the Double Bass Studio at Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University. She is Principal Bass of the Columbus, Georgia and LaGrange, Georgia Symphony Orchestras. Dr. Pickett began her symphonic career as a section bassist with the Jacksonville, Florida Symphony Orchestra. She works regularly as both classical and jazz chamber musician and recitalist.
As a chamber musician Dr. Pickett has performed and recorded with the Ritz Chamber Players, Nashville Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra Nashville), Pauline Oliveros' New Circle Five, and Terry Riley's Khayal. She has given solo double bass recitals in Johannesburg, South Africa and universities throughout the United States. She continues to present double bass recitals on current social issues with her Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Based American Roots Music Trio (Violinist Diane Monroe and Jazz Tap Dancer/ Folklorist Germaine Ingram). Last November, she collaborated with French playwright and award-winning author Fabienne Kanor in a performance of Kanor's Flesh of History at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Atlanta.
Dr. Pickett is the founder of Torch Academy (www.torchacademy.org), a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit promoting formal music instruction and social empowerment for underserved/at-risk youth; and Metro Atlanta Women's Jazz Society (MA JAZZ), an organization that offers big band and chamber ensembles dedicated to featuring women jazz artists. She is a graduate of West Virginia University (Bachelor of Music with high honors), Principal teacher, Mr. Jeffery Mangone; Yale School of Music (Master of Music), Principal teacher, Mr. Homer Mensch, where she was recipient of the George Wellington Miles Memorial Scholarship; and the first recipient of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Double Bass Performance from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Principal teacher, Mr. Richard Davis. She also studied with Legendary Bassists and Pedagogues such as Warren Benfield and Stephen Lester (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Klaus Stoll (Berlin Philharmonic), Edwin Barker (Boston Symphony- Tanglewood Music Center Fellow), Anthony Bianco (Pittsburgh Symphony), Julius Levine (Casals and Marboro Music Festivals), Ralph Jones (Atlanta Symphony) and Ludwig Streicher (Vienna Philharmonic).
Mr. Adam Bernstein
DOUBLE BASSIST ADAM BERNSTEIN IS A PASSIONATE AND VERSATILE MUSICIAN COMFORTABLE IN A WIDE ARRAY OF STYLES, WHO HAS PERFORMED ON STAGE AND IN RECORDING STUDIOS WITH TOP-40 ARTISTS IN GENRES RANGING FROM COUNTRY TO JAZZ-FUSION. BERNSTEIN HAS TOURED ACROSS NORTH AMERICA AND ASIA, PLAYED ON GRAMMY-NOMINATED ALBUMS, AND PERFORMED WITH ENSEMBLES INCLUDING THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY, ATLANTA OPERA, ATLANTA BALLET, CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY AND OPERA, AND THE COLUMBUS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. A FORMER MEMBER OF THE CHICAGO CIVIC ORCHESTRA AND MUSICORPS CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, HE HAS BEEN THE INSTRUCTOR FOR THE CHICAGO YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS AS WELL AS A PRIVATE TEACHER IN THE CHICAGO, LANSING, AND METRO-ATLANTA AREAS.
BERNSTEIN EARNED HIS BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE AT THE OBERLIN CONSERVATORY, WHERE HE STUDIED WITH TOM SPERL, AND HIS MASTER'S IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, STUDYING WITH JACK BUDROW. HE HAS WORKED WITH LEGENDARY BASSISTS AND PEDAGOGUES, SUCH AS EDGAR MEYER, FRANCOIS RABBATH, AND PAUL ELLISON, AS WELL AS STUDYING WITH PLAYERS IN THE METROPOLITAN OPERA, BOSTON SYMPHONY, CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA, CHICAGO SYMPHONY, AND LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC.
Members of the bass studio at Schwob School of Music study many different styles of music performance. In addition to their foundational contributions to the Schwob Philharmonic, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra, Schwobbassi are active performers with many of the regional ensembles and performance venues including Springer Theatre, The Loft, LaGrange and Columbus Symphonies. They are also wonderful teachers (available through Schwob Preparatory Academy) who get excited about sharing their love of the double bass with the young and young at heart alike!
LaGrange Symphony Double Bass Quartet
The LSO Double Bass Quartet will make their inaugural appearance at CSU BASS DAY this year! The quartet was formed from core members of the LaGrange Symphony in 2016 with a mission to increase the number of young bassists in the Chattahoochee Valley. Don't miss the wonderful artistry of this ensemble!
Registration: $65 at door, early registration $50 before December 16, 2016
The fee covers instructions, lunch and materials.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BRING?
• Bring your own bass, bow, rock stop, rosin, and stool (bass rentals for the day will be available for a nominal charge)
• Bring friends and family to concert
• Wear something bright for the concert
MASTER CLASS PARTICIPANTS
Students of any ability level are welcome to perform a solo piece, orchestra excerpts, chamber music during the master classes at 11:00 pm and 1pm. Students who wish to play should bring solo music they know or are currently working on. Please provide name of piece you are playing and if you will need accompanist. There will be a sign-up sheet when you arrive at check-in.
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If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please let us know in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.
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