ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Nick Scales

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Name: Nick Scales
Presentation Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 9:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Lecture 1
Presentation Title: Teaching Bass in a Day to the non-bassist String Teacher
Type of Presentation: Lecture
Musical Style: Pedagogical

Nick Scales has served as Associate Professor of Double Bass at West Texas A&M University and Principal Bassist of the Amarillo Symphony since 2005. He is also Principal Bassist of the Utah Festival Opera Orchestra Company as well as bassist for Polk Street Jazz in Amarillo.  Nick is an accomplished, versatile performer who is comfortable in solo, orchestral, jazz and chamber music explorations.  Performance credits include eleven years as core bass in the Dallas Opera as well as numerous regional orchestral positions such as substitute performing with the San Antonio, Fort Worth, Tulsa and Shreveport Symphonies.  He has also performed numerous solo, chamber recitals and guest performances and presented many pedagogical clinics throughout his career.  In 2012, Nick was invited to perform as a faculty bassist at the Orfeo Music Festival in Vipiteno, Italy.  His teaching experience includes adjunct appointments at Texas Christian University and the University of North Texas.  Nick maintains a private studio and is highly regarded as a clinician and adjudicator.  Academic administrative experience includes positions as Assistant to the Director, Director of Summer Music Institute and  String Preparatoryprograms for the TCU School of Music, and 7 years serving as director for the WTAMU Chamber Music Camp.  


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