Fredonia Bass Fest Faculty
Assistant Professor, double bass
Fredonia School of Music
With Special Guests:
International Jazz Bass Superstar
Assistant Principal Bass, New York Philharmonic
Sunday, February 4, 2018
(online registration coming soon!)
Fredonia Bass Fest
Registration Fee: $40.00
Double Bass Solo Competition
(online registration coming soon!)
Registration Fee: $15.00
Registration Deadline: January 26, 2018
Students must register for the whole day in order to participate in the Double Bass Solo Competition
ABOUT BASS FEST
Professor Hanlon and the Fredonia Bass Studio invite you to be a part of Fredonia Bass Fest 2018! Held on February 4th 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 Blake Hinson (Assistant Principal Bass, New York Philharmonic) and Rufus Reid (international jazz bass superstar). We also look forward to our third 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 for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, 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, 2018. 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 (Sunday, February 4, 2018) in Rosch Recital Hall at the State University of New York at Fredonia.
BASS FEST COMPETITION PRIZES
1st place: $250 cash, a full set of strings from D'Addario, $1,000 scholarship to attend the Fredonia School of Music (
2nd place: $100 cash, a full set of strings from D'Addario
3rd place: $50 cash, a full set of strings from D'Addario
2018 SCHEDULE (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)|
|12:30 p.m.||Fredonia Bass Fest: Registration for non-competition participants|
Double Bass Fest and Competition: General Welcome and Competition Winner Announced
|1:15 p.m.||Master Class with Blake Hinson|
|2:15 p.m.||Short break; visit bass shops, etc.|
|2:45 p.m.||Master Class with Rufus Reid|
|3:45 p.m.||Short break, visit bass shops, etc.|
|4:00 p.m.||Master Class with Kieran Hanlon|
|5:00 p.m.||Panel Discussion with Bass Fest Faculty|
|5:45pm||Dinner (included in registration fee)|
|7:30 p.m.||Faculty Concert|
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.
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, 2018.
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.