Our mission is to instill in aspiring bassists of all ages and abilities a commitment to artistic and technical excellence through immersion in an energetic learning experience in a friendly, fun, and supportive environment. To inspire pride in their instrumental heritage, as well as an excitement for what each and every player can contribute to advancement of the double bass.
The American School of Double Bass® seeks, through the intellect, intuition, and inspiration, solutions to technical and musical problems to help the player focus on extracting the composer’s and interpreter’s artistic vision. This provides bassists the tools to make artistic decisions based on musical sensibility rather than technical limitations.
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Shenandoah Conservatory is a performing arts community located near Washington DC with a comprehensive unit of 750 students and 120 faculty in music, theater and dance. In 2008-09, resident and visiting artists include the Audubon Quartet, pianist John O'Conor and trumpet artist Jens Lindemann.