ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Derek Weller

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Name: Derek Weller
Presentation Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 4:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Watkins Lecture Hall
Presentation Title: College audition and application panel discussion
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Panel Discussion
Genre: Professional-in-Training, Young Learners, Pedagogy

Derek Weller is Instructor of String Bass at Interochen Arts Academy. In addition to his role at Interlochen, Weller is on faculty at Eastern Michigan University, is Principal Double Bass with the Michigan Opera Theater, performs with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra, and freelances with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He is also a member of the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, which performs in Carmel, California during the months of July and August Weller performs chamber music frequently, with recent appearances including the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival.

Weller is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, and received his Masters and Bachelors of Music degrees from the University of Michigan. He owns five basses: a 300-year-old Italian bass; a 200-year-old French bass; a Kay bass; and two modern instruments made by Aaron Reiley of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Program (if available): Not Provided