ISB 2021 Virtual Convention Young Bassists Program

Watch our preview of the 2021 Young Bassists Program

Hear what past participants learned and experienced, and what's planned for our first virtual Young Bassists Program!

2021 ISB Young Bassists Program is June 8 - 12, 2021

The Young Bassists Program at the ISB 2021 Virtual Convention will continue the tradition of offering the most amazing program available for young musicians of high school age or younger (no younger age limit), in a rich and supportive atmosphere. We are committed to the future of the bass, and young bassists are that future. This year, students will come together online for a week of intense and exciting virtual music-making!

For the $100 registration fee, Young Bassists will be able to attend a program created exclusively for them, and also be able to access all the offerings of the virtual convention week - recitals, lectures, exhibits and more.

Take part from from anywhere in the world! Flexible schedule to accommodate many time zones. All levels welcome - something for every level of experience from beginner to advanced.

Your chance to work with some of the top bassists in the world. Study jazz to orchestral music and everything in between, a multitude of offerings for different interests and different musical genres.

Same great ISB YB offerings in live, virtual format for 2021!

  • Warm ups and technique classes
  • Bass orchestra piece written by Andres Martin
  • Chamber ensembles
  • Semi private lessons
  • Small group classes on a variety of topics
  • Recital opportunities
  • Orchestral curriculum organized by Ira Gold and Tracy Rowell
  • Jazz curriculum organized by Adam Booker and Miles Brown

The deadline to register for the 2021 ISB Young Bassists Program is Monday, April 26, 2021. Registrations received after that date will be on a space-available basis.

Scholarship Opportunities

Thanks to generous support from ISB founder Gary Karr, the ISB will be able to fund a number of scholarships for pre-college aged bassists to attend the Young Bassists Program at the ISB 2021 Virtual Convention, Scholarships will be awarded based on both need and merit. Deadline to complete the online scholarship application is Monday, April 19, 2021. Applicants will be notified on or about Saturday, May 1, 2021.

Apply Now

Registration Instructions

Follow the member or non-member options to register here for the convention.

Register Now

Select the Young Bassists option when registering for the convention. You'll automatically receive a link to complete the Young Bassists Program Survey as part of your registration. PLEASE NOTE: You must complete this survey to participate in the 2021 Young Bassists Program!

A free 2021 convention t-shirt is included with the Young Bassists Program registration. You'll be asked for your t-shirt size as part of the YB Program Survey.

Please email if you need a letter of support to be excused from school for the convention week.


Email Young Bassists Program co-chairs and / or .

Grateful thanks to our 2021 ISB Convention Presenting Sponsor!

Presenting Sponsor Banner

Young Bassists Program
Young Bassists ensemble warming up
(Click on the image to see a high-resolution version of the photo.)