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Fredonia Bass Fest

February 17, 2019
Mason Hall -  Fredonia School of Music
State University of New York



2019 REGISTRATION INFORMATION COMING SOON!


 

ABOUT BASS FEST

Professor Hanlon and the Fredonia Bass Studio invite you to be a part of Fredonia Bass Fest 2019! Held on February 17th in the School of Music at The State University of New York at Fredonia, we will welcome professional players, college students, high school students, teachers, and adult learners to join us for a day of performances and classes presented by Professor Hanlon and our world-class guests. This year, we will host Joel Quarrington (Principal Bass of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Ontario and guest Principal Bass of the London Symphony) and Ralphe Armstrong (international jazz bass superstar). We also look forward to our fourth annual high school solo competition in the morning, and the opportunities for networking and bass fellowship during the day.

The Double Bass Solo Competition aims to offer an opportunity for young players from the region and beyond to compete in front of our panel of Bass Fest faculty. Prizes will be awarded, and competitors will have the opportunity to obtain comments and feedback from the panel. The competition winner will be invited to perform his or her solo piece in the evening concert at Bass Fest alongside the faculty performers. The competition is open to all high school students.


The first round of the competition is a recorded round. Applicants must submit the online competition application (with $15 fee) with a recording by January 1, 2019. Finalists will be notified if they are invited to the final round of the competition, a 10-minute live performance with piano (a Fredonia accompanist will be available) on the morning of Fredonia Bass Fest in Rosch Recital Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

2018 SCHEDULE (2019 schedule coming soon!)

9:00–11:00 a.m. Double Bass Competition: Registration & Rehearsals
11:00 a.m. Double Bass Competition: Final Round (live performance, open to the public)
Noon

Lunch Break

12:30 p.m. Fredonia Bass Fest: Registration for non-competition participants
1:00 p.m.

Double Bass Fest and Competition: General Welcome and Competition Winner Announced
(Mason 1080)

1:15 p.m. Master Class with Blake Hinson (Mason 1080)
2:15 p.m. Short break; visit bass shops, etc. (Mason 1051)
2:45 p.m. Master Class with Kieran Hanlon (Mason 1080)
3:45 p.m. Short break, visit bass shops, etc.
4:00 p.m. Master Class with Rufus Reid (Mason 1080)
5:00 p.m. Panel Discussion with Bass Fest Faculty (Mason 1080)
5:45pm Dinner (included in registration fee) - Williams Center, lower level
7:30 p.m. Faculty Concert (Rosch Recital Hall)

 


DOUBLE BASS SOLO COMPETITION ENTRY DETAILS

Once you have registered and paid your entry fee, and have prepared your Double Bass recording for round one of the competition, email a link to your video (to Kieran Hanlon at Kieran.Hanlon@fredonia.edu). Please keep recordings to a limit of 5 minutes. (Your video recordings may be shared as unlisted videos, so only viewers with your video link may view them. For more information on settings for unlisted media on YouTube, click here.

Finalists will be notified if they will be invited to the final round of the competition, a 10-minute live performance with piano on the morning of Fredonia Bass Fest in Rosch Recital Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia.

Deadline to apply for the Double Bass Competition is January 1, 2019


BASS FEST MASTER CLASS SUBMISSIONS

Interested in performing in a master class during the Fedonia Bass Fest afternoon? Register for the Bass Fest and indicate your interest in the registration process. You may also submit a performance recording (optional) to Kieran Hanlon at Kieran.Hanlon@fredonia.edu. Please keep recordings to a limit of 5 minutes. (Your video recordings may be shared as unlisted videos, so only viewers with your video link may view them. For more information on settings for unlisted media on YouTube, click here.

Deadline for master class consideration is January 26, 2019.


For more information, please contact Kieran Hanlon (Kieran.Hanlon@fredonia.edu).

Fredonia Bass Fest will have vendors from around the region on site who specialize in double bass instruments, music and accessories.


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2019 Fredonia Bass Fest Faculty

Joel Quarrington

Principal Bass of the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Ontario and guest Principal Bass of the London Symphony

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