Michigan BassFest Workshops

Welcome to the Michigan Bass Fest, the next generation bass workshop. At the Michigan Bass Fest young bassists
will have a unique opportunity to get together with other young bass players, play ensembles, get instruction
from nationally recognized bass teachers and performers, and hear some outstanding bass playing.
The Michigan Bass Fest is sponsored by the Michigan Chapter of the American String Teachers Association.

Our workshops for this year have passed.  Check back for dates of future bass workshops.

Michigan BassFest-East was held on February 10, 2018 at North Farmington High School:
_____Teacher Info Letter
_____Student Info Letter
_____Student Registration Form

Michigan BassFest-West was held on May 19, 2018 at East Rockford Middle School:
_____Teacher Info Letter
_____Student Info Letter
_____Student Registration Form

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BassFest Pics


Derek Weller: Professor of Bass at Eastern Michigan University. He is the Principal Bassist of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra. He teaches at the Interlochen Arts Academy and also performs with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra and the Carmel California Bach Festival.

John Kennedy: String teacher and orchestra director for the Farmington Public Schools. He is a frequent clinician at bass workshops around the country. He is also the Past President of the International Society of Bassists.

Maggie Hasspacher: Special guest clinician. Maggie is a bassist and vocalist. She is a DMA student at U-Mich, studied in Vienna, and has released a solo singer/songwriter album We Shall Overcome. She has also sung on soundtracks for the History Channel and PBS. At the workshop Maggie will give us a special performance of her unique style of singing while playing.



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