Ball State Bass Day 2016

September 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

Brendan Kane, bassist with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, will be the special guest for BSBD 2016!  Join us Sunday, October 2 from 11am – 5pm on the campus of Ball State University.

Ball State Bass Day 2015

September 8, 2015 § Leave a comment

Ball State Bass Day 2015 will take place on Sunday, November 1!  Guest artists Owen Lee, principal bass of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and Tyler Abbott, instructor of bass at the University of Oregon, will be joining the BSU bass community for a wonderful day of music and learning.  All ages and abilities are welcome to participate!

The Schedule for November 8 is Now Set

October 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

Please see the schedule page for a detailed list of events!

Cincinnati Bass Cellar

October 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

I’m pleased to announce that the Cincinnati Bass Cellar will be at BSU for the November 8 “Bass Day”!  They will be bringing instruments and bows from their showroom.  You can check them out at


Ball State Bass Day 2014!

September 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

I am pleased to announce that Jeremy Kurtz-Harris, principal bass of the San Diego Symphony, will be the special guest for Ball State Bass Day 2014.

Please join us on Saturday, November 8 for a wonderful day filled with classes, workshops and performances!

Schedule Now Set

September 5, 2013 § Leave a comment

The schedule for the 2013 Ball State Bass Day is now set!

10:15 – 11:00 Posture, Position, and Peak Performance

                         Joel Braun (Choral Hall)

11:15 – 12:00 The Art and Science of Creating Effective Fingerings

                         Joel Braun (Choral Hall)

LUNCH (basses on display from the Cincinnati Bass Cellar)

1:30 – 2:20 Proper Instrument Care and Maintenance

                    The Cincinnati Bass Cellar (Choral Hall)

2:30 – 3:45 Solo Literature

                    Alex Hanna (Choral Hall)

3:45 – 5:00 Orchestral Literature

                    Alex Hanna (Choral Hall)

6:00 – 6:45 Recital

                    Program TBA (Sursa Performance Hall)

Cincinnati Bass Cellar coming to Ball State for bass day!

August 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

The guys from the Cincinnati Bass Cellar will be coming to the BSBD on October 13 to display basses on sale in their shop and to give a presentation on proper instrument care, maintenance, and repair.

Detailed schedule coming soon!