ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Travis Harrison

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Name: Travis Harrison
Presentation Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2023 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Newman Black Box
Presentation Title: Canadian School of Double Bass Technique Class
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? No
Type of Presentation: Interactive Workshop
Genre: Adult Learners, Professional-in-Training, Young Learners, Pedagogy

Hailing from Toronto, Travis Harrison is Professor of Double Bass at the University of Ottawa, who

performs regularly as a chamber musician, soloist, and orchestral musician. Recent engagements have been as guest Principal Bass of both the National Arts Centre and Canadian Opera Company Orchestras; and with Ottawa’s Chamberfest, Saskatoon’s Ritornello Festival, Sweetwater Festival in Owen Sound, and London’s Magisterra Soloists. 

His deep love of music led him to serve the bass community as a Board Chair of the International Society of Bassists since 2017; and co-author “The Canadian School of Double Bass'' technique books with his mentor Joel Quarrington. He can be heard in a wide range of recordings, from the National Arts Centre’s new Brahms Symphonic cycle, to legendary jazz legend Don Thompson’s “Quartet ‘89”, to the rock band Weezer’s album “Hurley”. 

He proudly performs on a bass commissioned from Montreal master luthier Mario Lamarre and bows by Ottawa’s Bernard Walke. Visit for more details.

Program (if available): Not Provided