International Society of Bassists

ISB Membership

If you love the double bass, you'll love being part of the ISB!

Membership Renewals

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Join the ISB

You can join the ISB by one of the following methods:

  1. Fill out the online form and join using your credit / debit card.

  2. Download, print, and mail in this page (PDF format). Send it with your check, money, or credit / debit card information order in U.S. funds to the ISB office.

Watch for a welcoming letter and recent copy of Bass World in the mail soon!

Member Benefits

  • Teachers Directory — If you're a teacher seeking students, join the ISB and complete the optional online Teachers Directory questionnaire as part of your member profile. Students and/or their parents will be able to read about your specializations, credentials, experience, and your philosophy of teaching and contact you by email. If you're already a member, login and update your member profile to be part of the Teachers Directory. If you're no longer seeking students, you can log into your member profile and uncheck the Teachers Directory opt-in box, but your teacher profile will be retained in case you want to opt back in later.

  • Bass World magazine three times a year, and frequent email communications about news ( and upcoming events and competitions.

  • Access to the ISB George Vance Online Library, with searchable PDF files of over 45 years of magazines, newsletters, convention programs, and personality calendars.

  • Access to the ISB online Membership Directory.

  • Group discount rates to insure your instruments and bows through Anderson Musical Instrument Insurance Solutions, LLC.

  • Access to exclusive members-only video content, coming soon!

  • Placing online ads to sell your bass or bow at discounted member rates.

  • Post your upcoming performances on the ISB Event Hub at no charge.

  • Eligibility to register for ISB conventions and competitions.

  • Members can make arrangements to borrow the Karr-Koussevitzky Bass and Scott LaFaro Bass for performances.


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