2016 TCU International Double Bass Festival

Texas Christian University School of Music
March 5-6, 2016
Yuan Lu, Artistic Director


TCU Double Bass Orchestral Competition
First Prize-$1000, Second Prize-$500, Third Prize-$300

featuring special guest artist

Gary Karr, World-renowned Double Bass Virtuoso

and recitals, lectures, masterclasses, and clinics
by the following renowned double bass artists and teachers:
George Amorim (UT Pan-Am)
William Clay (Ft. Worth Symphony)
Timothy Cobb (Juilliard, NY Phil.)
Paul Ellison (Rice University)
Blaise Ferrandino (TCU, composer & bassist)
Jessica Gilliam-Valls (Southwestern Univ.)
Ira Gold (Peabody, National Symphony)
William Gowen (Dallas Opera Orchestra)
Kyp Green (TCU, Jazz)
Michael Klinghoffer (Israel, Jerusalem)
Yuan Lu (TCU)
Mark Morton (Texas Tech)
David Neubert (Austin Symphony)
Sandor Ostlund (Baylor Univ.)
Brian Perry (Dallas Symphony)
Frank Proto (Bassist & Composer)
Nicholas Scales (West Texas A&M Univ.)
John Schimek (Oklahoma City University)
Donovan Stokes (Shenandoah Conservatory)
Anthony Stoops (Univ. of Oklahoma)
Nicholas Tsolainos (Dallas Symphony)
Jack Unzicker (UT Arlington)
Nicholas Walker (Ithaca College)
Xiaorui Wang (Shanghai Symphony Orchestra)

Also featuring young artists - Bassinova Quartet
(*All artists subject to change.)
 and by the following guest artist pianists:
Patryce King, Harmon Lewis, Harold Martina, and Evan Mitchell
In addition to lectures, guest-artist recitals, presentations, masterclasses, and an orchestral competition, the festival will also feature instrument luthiers showcasing their instruments and double bass accessories for our students.
Fees: $30 for all participants (due by February 15); $15 for all auditors in advance or $20 at the door. Make checks payable to Texas Christian University, memo: Double Bass Festival. Photocopied registration forms will be accepted. Check-in will begin at 8:30am on Saturday, March 5, 2016 and the sessions will close at 6:00pm on Sunday, March 6. Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis to perform in one of the masterclasses.


Masterclasses and Recitals Webcast link

To make your registration payment, or for more information, please contact:

Charlene Smith
School of Music, Texas Christian University
TCU Box 297500 Fort Worth, TX 76129
Phone: (817) 257-7232 Fax: (817) 257-5818

For further questions, call professor Yuan Lu at Texas Christian University at (817) 257-4465 or email at y.lu@tcu.edu.

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