Course Offerings


Classes will feature week-long, hands-on instruction in music of all styles and two final concerts.


Scott Pingel, Charles Chandler, Steve Tramontozzi

Orchestral Section playing, Solo Repertoire, Opera Repertoire

DaXun Zhang, Donovan Stokes

Solo playing and score study


Jeff Denson, Dan Robbins-Improvisation, Walking Bass Lines, Soloing, Free Improvisation, Rhythm Sectionals, Groove Playing, Rhythm Section Master Class


Electric Bass

Michael Manring, Jeff Denson,Dan Robbins, -Technique, Groove playing, Improvisation, Rhythm section Master Class

Electronic Music/ Studio Recording Technique

Utilizing Drew School’s Facility to it’s fullest potential we will feature a series of courses in the Drew Recording Studio.¬†We will be running a recording session with a producer aimed at replicating the studio experience, playing with a drummer and pianist/guitarist laying down tracks and listening back to understand how recording can differ from live performances.


Chamber Music

This year a string quartet will be coming in to accompany the orchestra repertoire class. Bassist will prepare the orchestra repertoire in classes with faculty and get a chance to perform the excerpts live with the strings playing their orchestra parts.?

Bass Ensembles

All students will be placed into a small and large ensemble to perform with in the culminating concerts Thursday and Friday evenings

GGBCSF is proud to be sponsored by Pirastro Strings

Pirastro JPG


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