International Society of Bassists
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The ISB was founded by the world-renowned virtuoso Gary Karr in 1967. With some 3,000 members in over 40 countries, the ISB is an organization for those who teach, study, play, repair, build and enjoy the double bass. The ISB is a forum for communication among bassists throughout the world and across a wide variety of musical styles. Members receive our journal, Bass World, three times per year and the "Bass Line" newsletter twice yearly. Every two years the ISB holds an international convention and double bass competition, a composition contest, and now, a makers competition. If you love the double bass, become a member of the International Society of Bassists today!

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George Vance Online Resource Library
George Vance Online Resource Library

ISB Members may
browse through 40+
years of publications
and learn more about
the double bass's
history and future.

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ISB 2015 Convention
ISB 2015 Convention
Fort Collins, Colorado

Make plans now to join us June 2-6, 2015.

Want to present? Proposal deadline is 10/1/2014.

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6/16/2014 - 8/9/2014 
Music Academy of the West Summer School & Festival
Santa Barbara, CA
6/22/2014 - 8/11/2014 
Chautauqua Institution Summer Festival
Chautauqua, NY, United States
6/22/2014 - 8/11/2014 
Music School Festival Orchestra
Chautauqua, NY, United States
6/28/2014 - 8/1/2014 
Killington Music Festival
Killington, VT, United States

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