ISB 2017 Convention

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The ISB 2017 Convention will be held June 5-10, 2017 in beautiful Ithaca, New York, home of our host Ithaca College.

We'll be planning a packed week of workshops, masterclasses, recitals, lectures, and exhibits. Our last convention attracted over 1,200 attendees from over 30 countries.

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All bassists must be members of the ISB to register for the convention for the week.

Through April 18th
After April 18th
Regular Adult $295 $325
International Adult $240 $270
Student $240 $270
International Student $170 $200
Young Bassist $240 $270
International YB $170 $200
Senior $240 $270
International Senior $170 $200
Adult - Day $120 $120
Student - Day $90 $90

Pre-registration must be received at the ISB office by May 22, 2017. After that date, please register on-site at the convention. There is no charge for non-bassist family members, guests or chaperones. You can register your non-bassists guests at the same time you register for the convention.


VOLUNTEER wanted for the ISB 2017 Convention! Positions will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. As a convention volunteer, your registration fee will be waived (housing not included), and you will receive a "Staff" t-shirt to wear while on duty (page turners wear black on stage). Volunteers are our "AmBASSadors" to convention attendees, so a friendly and helpful attitude is a must! Volunteers are able to get a behind the scenes look at an international festival, where you will be able to network with double bassists from around the globe.

  • You must be 18 or over to volunteer.
  • If you're a bassist, you must be a current member to volunteer.
  • Four hours of volunteer service per day required. Volunteers will check in with the Volunteer Coordinator daily.
  • Cell phone and email address required.
  • Deadline to apply Thursday, June 15, 2017. Those accepted will be notified by Monday, April 10, 2017.

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