ISB Convention

IU music entrance

Taking its cue from the unofficial state song, the International Society of Bassists will be "Back Home Again in Indiana" for its 2019 Convention, June 3rd through 8th, at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana.

The ISB held its 1995 convention at Indiana University, and returns at the invitation of Dean Gwyn Richards and our 2019 Site Host Kurt Muroki, professor of bass at the Jacobs School of Music. ISB President-Elect John Schimek, who hosted the 2007 ISB convention at Oklahoma City University, will serve as Chair of the 2019 convention.

The convention is expected to attract over 1,300 attendees from around the world, and will feature more than 100 performances, lectures and masterclasses as well as exhibits and a week-long program for young bassists for ages 18 and under.

The week will begin with competitions June 3rd-4th for solo, jazz, orchestra and bassists age 15 to 18, and 14 and under, and a maker's competition. Watch this page for 2019 competition guidelines and applications.

Save the dates, June 3rd-8th, for the 2019 ISB Convention and watch this page and your email inbox for more convention news!

Important Links

ISB 2019 Convention Presentation Proposals Now Being Accepted

We're inviting all ISB members to submit a proposal to be a presenter at the ISB 2019 Convention. Click here and read the submission guidelines carefully. Then click on the link at the bottom of the page to fill out the online application. If you're not already logged in as a member, you'll be prompted to enter your user name (the email address you have on file in your membership profile) and password. If you haven't established a password or have forgotten your password, follow the instructions to either retrieve or establish a new password. The deadline to submit is Monday, September 17, 2018, but the sooner you send us your ideas the better! Questions? Email .