Bass Fest

Fredonia Bass Fest

Registration is OPEN!

Sunday, February 16, 2020
Mason Hall -  Fredonia School of Music
State University of New York

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Kieran Hanlon
Kieran Hanlon
Bass Professor, Fredonia School of Music
Lauren Pierce
Lauren Pierce
International Soloist & Educator
Danny Ziemann
Danny Ziemann
International Jazz Artist, Educator, and Publisher

 


ABOUT BASS FEST

Professor Hanlon and the Fredonia Bass Studio invite you to be a part of Fredonia Bass Fest, presented by the School of Music at The State University of New York at Fredonia.  We 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 Lauren Pierce (International Soloist and Educator) and Danny Ziemann (International Jazz Artist, Educator and Publisher). We also look forward to our 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 a recording (Deadline: January 15, 2020).  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.

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2020 Schedule of Events:

subject to change

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: Guest Artist (Mason 1080)
2:15 p.m. Short break; visit bass shops, etc. (Mason 1051)
2:45 p.m. Master Class: Kieran Hanlon(Mason 1080)
3:45 p.m. Short break
4:00 p.m. Master Class: Guest Artist (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

  • Open to all high school double bassists
  • Bass Fest registration required
  • Video application required (see below for details)

Deadline to apply for competition:  January 15, 2020

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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.

 


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 to apply for Master Class: February 1, 2020

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.


Fredonia Bass Fest is made possible thanks to generous support from the Fredonia School of Music and the Fredonia Bass Society. Additional support from Cincinnati Bass Cellar and Michael Griffin of Luthier's Care.

        


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