ISB Convention

ISB 2023 Convention Save the Date

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ISB 2023 Convention
June 5-10, 2023
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

The ISB 2023 Convention will be held June 5-10, 2023 in beautiful Ann Arbor, Michigan, home of our host University of Michigan. The event will take place from Monday, June 5, 2023, through Saturday, June 10, 2023. We anticipate over 1,000 bassists, exhibitors, collaborative musicians, family members, and guests from around the world to attend the concerts, seminars, workshops, lecture-demonstrations, panel discussions, masterclasses, exhibits, Young Bassists Program, and ensembles for non-professional bassists. In addition, the ISB will be holding solo, jazz, orchestral and young bassist performance competitions, and the tenth biennial ISB Maker's Competition over Monday, June 5th and Tuesday, June 6th.

The ISB Welcomes Our 2023 Headliners

(Artists subject to change)

Bass Extremes (Steve Bailey & Victor Wooten)
Nina DeCesare
Vincent Dupont, 2021 ISB Jazz Competition winner
Xavier Foley
Marion Hayden
Jason Henery, 2021 ISB Solo Competition winner
The Julian Lage Trio, featuring Jorge Roeder
Michigan Bass Evening
Time for Three, featuring Ranaan Meyer

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.

Adult Attendees

2023 Registration

Whether you're a current member, lapsed, or never been a member before, we've got a registration option for those age 18 and older and have graduated from high school.


Young Bassists

2023 Young Bassists Program

The Young Bassists Program at the ISB 2023 Convention will continue the tradition of offering the most amazing program available for young musicians of high school age or younger, 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 in-person for a week of intense and exciting music-making!


Scholarships

2023 Scholarships

Bassists in need of assistance are invited to apply for a scholarship to attend the 2023. ISB membership is NOT required to apply for a scholarship. Please pay close attention to the scholarship application process.




Volunteers

2023 Volunteers

VOLUNTEER positions are available for the ISB 2023 Convention Positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Official ISB volunteers receive comped registrations for the convention. Volunteers are "AmBASSadors" to convention attendees, so a friendly, patient, and helpful attitude is a must!


Presenters

2023 Presenters

We anticipate over 1,000 bassists, exhibitors, collaborative musicians, family members, and guests from around the world to attend the concerts, seminars, workshops, lecture-demonstrations, panel discussions, masterclasses, exhibits, Young Bassists Program, and ensembles for non-professional bassists.


Bass for Non-Bassist Teachers Day

2023 Bass for Non-Bassist Teachers Day

We're kicking off the convention with Bass for Non-Bassist Teachers Day, just for you! Monday, June 5th will be dedicated to hands-on learning for teachers who are not primarily bassists to build their bass skills, their awareness of what is possible, and their ability to help their bassists achieve all that they can.