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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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
Michael O'Brien Improvising with the Bow 11:00 AM

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
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
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
Kristin Korb Sing and Play Lab 1:00 PM
Evan Davenport Luthier's Track: That Which Touches the Strings 3:00 PM
Kris Monson The Role of the Bass in Bossa Nova 3:00 PM

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
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
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
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
Andi Beckendorf Stick To It: Strategies for Practicing Developing Bow Holds 2:00 PM
Codi Takacs The Walkable Bass 4:00 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
Garry Wasserman Luthier's Track: American Bass Makers, An Update 9:00 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
Mimi Jones DEI Conversation 11:00 AM
Robert Sabin Andy Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band – Traditions and Revelations 2:00 PM
Elinore Morris Luthier's Track: Drawing the Double Bass 3:00 PM
Jorge Roeder Up Close with Jorge Roeder 3:00 PM

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Name Presentation Title Time
Ed Mingo Luthier's Track: Orchestral String Construction 10:00 AM
John Schimek How to Successfully Audition for College 10:00 AM
Chris Fitzgerald Organic Harmony and Changing Tones - A simple approach to harmony for melodic improvisation 11:00 AM