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    United Airlines Update (Oct 2014)

    Thanks to Mark Helias (via Mark Dresser ) for the latest update on United Airlines baggage policy.  The notes below are excerpts from United’s website as they pertain to musical instruments.  We recommend that you check…

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    ISB 2015 Announces Convention Headliners

    The International Society of Bassists is proud to present its evening headliners* for ISB 2015 (June 1-6, 2015) in Fort Collins, Colorado: Tian Yang Liu, Winner of the 2013 ISB Solo Competition Martin Jaffe, Winner of…

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    Competition Results: 5th World Bass Festival in Wroclaw, Poland

    The 5th World Bass Festival was a great success full of concerts, anniversary competition, master classes, lectures, double bass orchestra, exhibition and lot of friends and fun!!!  This year the Polish Society of Double Bassists celebrated…

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    Results – 2014 ISB/David Walter Composition Competition

    Robert Black, chair of the judges’ panel for the 2014 ISB/David Walter Composition Competition, along with fellow judges Jeffrey Weisner and Szymon Marciniak, announces the winners of the 2014 competition. There were three divisions: solo bass or bass…

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    Teaching Position Open – U of Tennessee

    The University of Tennessee School of Music Notice of Faculty Vacancy POSITION  – Teacher of Double Bass (jazz and classical) RANK AND SALARY       Lecturer, one and one-half year appointment beginning Spring Semester 2015. Salary   and fringe…

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    Speak Low – Dianne Frazer

    We hope you join us for the third edition of our Convention Conversations on Speak Low from ISB because today’s conversation is truly fascinating! In this interview we hear a view from the bench, but this…

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    Christian Nogaro

    The French luthier Christian Nogaro died Monday, July 7, 2014 after a long illness. He was 56 years old. Christian came from a large family of artists. His father and brother were painters and his sister…

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    Charlie Haden

    Jazz great Charlie Haden died today, July 11, 2014, after health struggles due to post-childhood polio syndrome the past few years. Although he no longer performed live, he continued to record and receive honors and accolades….

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    Egg-Timer Practice Strategies

    This is the second of a series of blog posts geared for college double bass students. I hope these posts are helpful and lead to some meaningful discussion and community building between students in different music…

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  • Speak Low – Szymon Marciniak

    Speak Low – Szymon Marciniak

    In the second episode of our Convention Conversations, host Kyle Gassiott speaks with ISB Convention Headliner Szymon Marciniak the morning after his virtuosic performance. Marciniak, now a member of the international quartet Bass Monsters, talks about…

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