ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Renata Soares Caceres

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Name: Renata Soares Caceres
Presentation Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023 9:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Watkins Lecture Hall
Presentation Title: Fundamentals of Paul Rolland’s Double Bass Pedagogy (co-presenter with Michael Fanelli)
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Lecture
Genre: Professional-in-Training, Young Learners, Pedagogy

Originally from Brazil, Dr. Renata Soares Cáceres has worked, performed, and studied in the US since 2013. Having started as an electric bassist at the age of 11, Renata is familiar with many different settings of music ensembles, in both classical and popular styles. With extensive experience in teaching double bass for all ages in the American school system, Renata has developed a passion for teaching. She has worked at the El Sistema USA program B Sharp Youth Music, in Fort Worth, TX, and at the Illinois String Academy at UIUC, in Illinois. She is regularly involved with festivals in the United States, like ISYM, International Society of Bassists’ Young Bassists Program, Chicago Bass Festival, and teaches masterclasses in Brazil periodically. She participated as a clinician at the American String Teachers Association (2021, 2022), the Illinois Music Educators Conference (2021, 2022), the International Society of Bassists’ Convention (2021), the Chicago Bass Festival (2022), and the Paul Rolland Pedagogy Workshop (2022), among others. Renata is currently the Adjunct Professor of Double Bass at Illinois Wesleyan University and has a private studio in the Urbana-Champaign area.

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