ISB 2023 Convention Presenters

As a non-profit organization that puts its revenues back to work for its membership, we rely on ISB members to help make the convention a great experience for everyone who attends. We are grateful for the many presenters over the years who have donated their time, travel and talent as a way of giving back to the worldwide bass community.

The ISB Welcomes Our 2023 Headliners

Scroll down for the complete schedule.

Headliner concerts at Michigan Theater unless noted otherwise.

(Artists subject to change)

Time for Three Photo

Time for Three, featuring Ranaan Meyer

Monday, June 5 at 8 PM
Jason Henery Photo

Jason Henery, 2021 ISB Solo Competition Winner

Tuesday, June 6 at 8 PM
Vince Dupont Photo

Vincent Dupont, 2021 ISB Jazz Competition Winner

Tuesday, June 6 at 9 PM

Nina DeCesare Photo

Nina DeCesare

Wednesday, June 7 at 8 PM
Marion Hayden Photo

Marion Hayden

Wednesday, June 7 at 9 PM
Michigan Bass Evening Photo

Michigan Bass Evening

Thursday, June 8 at 8 PM

Bass Extremes Photo

Bass Extremes (Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten)

Friday, June 9 at 8 PM
Ali Yazdanfar Photo

Ali Yazdanfar

Saturday, June 10 at 5 PM
Recital On Campus
Julian Lage and Jorge Roeder Photo

Julian Lage (guitar) & Jorge Roeder (bass)

Saturday, June 10 at 8 PM

Full Schedule

The following is a tentative list of convention presenters, subject to change. Click on a Presentation Title to see more information about the presenter and their presentation.

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Monday, June 5, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Ranaan Meyer Time for Three 7:00 PM

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Andrew Hassel Luthier's Track: Tension, How Strings and the Soundpost are Related 9:00 AM
Ranaan Meyer Performance Anxiety 9:00 AM
John Hamil Weird, Wacky, and Potentially Dangerous— Creativity at the fore front of young bassists instruction. 10:00 AM
Caitlyn Kamminga TAKE NOTE: IDEA gathering on how the ISB can best support accessibility to instruments and education for its international membership. 10:00 AM
Crystal Rebone Bass Trio in the Jazz World: How to Improvise and Arrange for a Jazz Bass Trio and Voice 10:00 AM
Hagai Bilitzky Arabic Music and the Bass - HD fingerboard 11:00 AM
Alexander Hanna Orchestra Masterclass 11:00 AM
Michael O'Brien Improvising with the Bow 11:00 AM
Codi Takacs Music In Progress 11:00 AM
Domi Edson Domi Edson Trio 2:00 PM
Dennis Whittaker Element Juggling: Incredibly Useful Exercises for Expressive Element Development 2:00 PM
Samuel Zagnit Bass Players for Black Composers: Live at ISB 2:00 PM
Shawn Alger Domenico Dragonetti and the Eb Sextet of Cipriani Potter 3:00 PM
Utah Hamrick Like a Horn Player: a method for improved solo articulation and speed on the upright bass 3:00 PM
Arnold Schnitzer Luthier's Track: The Handy Double Bassists (Co-Presenter: Christian Chesanek) 3:00 PM
Brett Shurtliffe The Solo Works of Edouard Nanny (not the Dragonetti Concerto) 3:00 PM
Aaron White Orchestral Masterclass 3:00 PM
Ron Merhavi Hidden Treasures 4:00 PM
Sonia Ray Brazilian Music by Qualea Trio 4:00 PM
Patricia Weitzel Masterclass 4:00 PM
Derek Weller College audition and application panel discussion 4:00 PM
Nina Bernat Recital 5:00 PM
Jason Henery 2021 ISB Solo Competition Winner Recital 8:00 PM
Vincent Dupont 2021 ISB Jazz Competition Winner Recital 9:00 PM

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Andrea Beyer Music for Social Change - what we can do and how to get started 9:00 AM
Brian Casey Bass in the Big Easy: A Survey of Oral Histories from Influential New Orleans Bassists of the Early 20th Century 9:00 AM
Dustin Williams Bass Maker's Sound-Off Competition 9:00 AM
Kieran Hanlon Implementing George Vance's Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass in a Collegiate Studio 10:00 AM
Douglas Mapp Eve Beglarian: A Murmur in the Trees 10:00 AM
Melissa Straus Bass as an Instrument of Healing: Exploring the double bass in the healing arts (Co-Presenter: Lloyd Goldstein) 10:00 AM
Yung-chiao Wei Uncover Effortless Ways of Playing the Double Bass Beethoven Project 10:00 AM
Han-Jui Chen Compositional innovations and Performing strategies of composers of Chinese heritage 11:00 AM
Christie Echols Double Bass and Ableton Live - Techniques for live electronic Improvisation 11:00 AM
Caroline Emery Growing a Bass Program 11:00 AM
Jacob Warren Rhythmic and Groove Bowing 11:00 AM
Kristin Korb Sing and Play Lab 1:00 PM
Valentina Ciardelli Recital: Music of Zappa, Puccini and Ciardelli 2:00 PM
Peter Dominguez Bass Masterclass 2:00 PM
Rodrigo Mata Alvarez Sones de la Tierra 2:00 PM
Jesse Mogale Heritage From An African Continent 2:00 PM
Jamie Ousley East Meets West--Jazz & Classical Bass Duet (Co-Presenter: Ryohei Morita) 2:00 PM
Maggie Urquhart Rediscovering a distant sound world; a presentation on two violones 2:00 PM
Kate Alexandra Putting the Us in Music: Six New Works by Women Composers 3:00 PM
Evan Davenport Luthier's Track: That Which Touches the Strings 3:00 PM
Hilliard Greene Negro Spirituals from the Underground Railroad - When Folksongs Bring Freedom 3:00 PM
Kris Monson The Role of the Bass in Bossa Nova 3:00 PM
Joseph Straker Double Bass Audition Excerpts and Pieces 3:00 PM
Fausto Borem A Panorama of Brazilian Music from the 18th to the 21st Centuries 4:00 PM
Robert Hurst Up Close with Robert Hurst 4:00 PM
Robin Kesselman Masterclass 4:00 PM
Krista Kopper Free Improvisation with Damon Smith 4:00 PM
Mark Morton Mark Morton performs Pilar Aguilar's Paisajes Latinos 1 & 2 4:00 PM
Jessica Valls Broadway Bass Voice 4:00 PM
Shigefumi Tomita Celebrating Bird: A Tribute To Charlie Parker 5:00 PM
Martin Wind Martin Wind's New York Bass Quartet: Air 5:00 PM
Nina DeCesare Headliner Recital 8:00 PM
Marion Hayden Headliner Recital 9:00 PM

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Caroline Doane Intentional Tuning: An Exploration in Bass Balance 9:00 AM
Mitch Moehring Luthier's Track: The Language of Tone: Describing Sonic Characteristics of the Double Bass (Co-Presenter: Seth Kimmel) 9:00 AM
Renata Soares Caceres Fundamentals of Paul Rolland’s Double Bass Pedagogy (co-presenter with Michael Fanelli) 9:00 AM
David Baker Early Jazz to Country Swing: How to Teach Yourself Slap Technique on Upright Bass 10:00 AM
Lynn Hannings Luthier's Track: Luthiery Alternative Materials 10:00 AM
Shanti Nachtergaele The Early History of the Double Bassist 10:00 AM
Kathryn Schulmeister Research Competition Presentation (Co-Presenter: Mark Elliot Bergman) 10:00 AM
Jeremy Baguyos The T-shaped Professional: Teaching the Teaching the Other Bow, Other Genre, & Other Related Stuff 11:00 AM
Paul Ellison Masterclass 11:00 AM
Randall Kertz Injury Prevention for the Educator: Things Your Students (and you) Need to Know 11:00 AM
Isaline Leloup The Viennese violone: A 11:00 AM
Mariechen Meyer Yellow Wood Forest Trails 11:00 AM
Andi Beckendorf Stick To It: Strategies for Practicing Developing Bow Holds 2:00 PM
Susan Cahill Susan Cahill and Jon Wilkerson Present 2:00 PM
Stephan Crump Stephan Crump - solo from tunes to the moon - performance and workshop on improvisation and feel 2:00 PM
Mark Dresser Bass Forward: Adaptations, Extensions, Augmentations 2:00 PM
Sam Suggs Sam Suggs - Recital 2:00 PM
Philip Alejo Goin' Home: A Tribute to Diana Gannett 3:00 PM
Rachel Calin Masterclass 3:00 PM
Lloyd Goldstein Music, Life and Death: Music and Reflections on Fifteen Years as a Certified Music Practitioner 3:00 PM
Robert Kassinger Jazz Recital with Rob Kassinger 3:00 PM
Omar Martinez-Sandoval The Mexican double bass catalog 3:00 PM
Tracy Rowell Rabbath, Bach, and Proto 4:00 PM
Codi Takacs The Walkable Bass 4:00 PM
Louis Levitt Sybarite5: Rite on Time 5:00 PM
Tom Knific Michigan Bass Night 8:00 PM

Friday, June 9, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Carlos Gaviria To B sharp or not to B sharp: Strategies and Techniques to Improve Intonation in Young Bassists 9:00 AM
Paul Robinson Practicing with Efficiency: Making the Most of Revised Etudes 9:00 AM
Garry Wasserman Luthier's Track: American Bass Makers, An Update 9:00 AM
Jeremy Baguyos ISB Composition Competition Recital 10:00 AM
Carlo De Rosa The Early Development of Afro-Latin Jazz Bass through the work of Israel 10:00 AM
Hans Sturm 75 Years on 4 Strings: The Life and Music of François Rabbath 10:00 AM
Christie Echols The Modification of Oneself for bass, vocals, electronics, and multimedia 11:00 AM
Kate Jones Group Class for Every Bass Studio 11:00 AM
Mimi Jones DEI Conversation 11:00 AM
Ali Yazdanfar Achieving your Full Musical Potential: A Masterclass with Ali Kian Yazdanfar 11:00 AM
Miles Brown Miles Brown's Middle Game 2:00 PM
Frank Proto Masterclass 2:00 PM
Alexandre Ritter Lecture Recital - Sconcerto by Armando Trovajoli 2:00 PM
Robert Sabin Andy Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band – Traditions and Revelations 2:00 PM
Desmond Bratton Desmondo Eclectica- Songs Along the Path 3:00 PM
Nina DeCesare Masterclass 3:00 PM
Pascale Delache-Feldman Duo Cello e Basso- Music of the Americas 3:00 PM
Elinore Morris Luthier's Track: Drawing the Double Bass 3:00 PM
Jorge Roeder Up Close with Jorge Roeder 3:00 PM
Gregg August Dragonetti, I Apologize 4:00 PM
Edward Shillitoe Luthier's Track: Bass Bows for Historically-Informed Performances 4:00 PM
Szymon Marciniak Czech Dream: The Music of Frantisek Hertl 5:00 PM
Victor Wooten Bass Extremes (Co-Presenter: Steve Bailey) 8:00 PM

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Susan Hagen For ME? (Co-Presenter: David Heyes) 10:00 AM
Ed Mingo Luthier's Track: Orchestral String Construction 10:00 AM
John Schimek How to Successfully Audition for College 10:00 AM
Kevin Brown Bach/Orchestral Masterclass 11:00 AM
Chris Fitzgerald Organic Harmony and Changing Tones - A simple approach to harmony for melodic improvisation 11:00 AM
Betsy Soukup Betsy Soukup, Begin Again: Songs for bass and voice 11:00 AM
Scott Dixon Rational Tonality: Drones for Better Ensemble Intonation 1:30 PM
Claus Freudenstein Claus Freudenstein & Friends present 1:30 PM
Robin Kesselman Bow Speed Geography 1:30 PM
Braun Khan UTB3: The Utah Bass Trio 1:30 PM
Wesley Thompson Young Bassists Concert 2:30 PM
Ali Yazdanfar Sayeh-Roshan, (Chiaroscuro) New Persian Works for Bass and Piano 5:00 PM
Jorge Roeder Jorge Roeder, bass & Julian Lage, guitar 8:00 PM