Submit a proposal to be a presenter at the ISB 2023 Convention!

ISB Convention 2023 Proposals

Want to present at the next ISB convention in Ann Arbor, Michigan? We are pleased to invite you to submit a proposal to present at the ISB 2023 Convention. Your proposal may be for either the general convention schedule, and/or the ISB Young Bassists Program (ages 8-18).

We anticipate over 1,000 bassists, exhibitors, collaborative musicians, family members, and guests from around the world to attend the concerts, seminars, workshops, lecture-demonstrations, panel discussions, masterclasses, exhibits, Young Bassists Program, and ensembles for non-professional bassists. Proposal deadline is 9/15/2022.

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Back to School: 8 Warm-Ups for Bassists of All Ages with Susan Hagen

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