Michigan East Bass Fest 2015


Michigan East Bass Fest 2015

(Formally the Troy Bass Workshop)

Saturday, April 25, 2015
N101 Alexander Building · Eastern Michigan University

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 East Bass Fest is sponsored by the Michigan Chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and will be hosted by the Music Department of Eastern Michigan University. This is your invitation to join in on the fun!


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.

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. At the workshop Maggie will give us a special demonstration of her unique singing and playing.

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.

Click HERE for more information and application form.

Workshop fee: $45.00 Early Bird (if received before 3/20/15), $50.00 (if received after 3/20/15). Checks should be payable to M.A.S.T.A. (Michigan unit of the American String Teachers Association), and mailed to: Michigan East Bass Fest, 24446 Lakeland St., Farmington Hills, MI 48336

We hope you will join us for a daylong celebration of our noble instrument. If you have any questions regarding the workshop, contact me at the address below. I look forward to seeing you there!


Larry Hutchinson, Detroit Symphony Bassist, 2001 MASTA String Teacher of the Year 248/474-9361, michiganbass@earthlink.net

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