Tucson Bass Jam

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Tucson Bass Jam

January 14, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Tucson Bass Jam is an ASTA and University of Arizona sponsored clinic for beginning, intermediate, and advanced double bass students, music educators, and community bass players of any age from Southern Arizona. Participants will participate in workshops, rehearse as a bass orchestra, and give an informal performance at the end of the day.

If you are an orchestra teacher or adult learner, we will have a special class designed to help you develop your double bass technique. Please bring an instrument and bow.

There is a $30 registration fee for participants. Parents, chaperones, and teachers may accompany their students to Tucson Bass Jam free of charge.

Faculty Director: Dr. Philip Alejo, Assistant Professor of Music, University of Arizona (palejo@email.arizona.edu)

Guest Artists: Glen Moore, jazz bassist and founding member of Oregon;

Matt Hare, double bassist and educator at UC-Irvine and Concordia University



Time Activity
12:30 PM Arrival and registration in FFSOM lobby
1:00 PM Introduction and rehearsal for bass orchestra piece
2:00 PM Technique class with Philip Alejo.
3:00 PM Masterclass with Guest Artist Matt Hare
4:15 PM Workshop with Guest Artist Glen Moore
5:30 PM Dinner
6:15 PM All rehearse bass orchestra piece
7:00 PM Final Performance in Room 172

Experience Level Assignments

Using the descriptions below, consult with your teacher to determine your performance level. Participants will be divided into four levels.

Level 1:  Advanced Bassists able to perform in upper positions and read tenor clef.

Level 2:  Bassists comfortable with all positions to first-octave harmonic.

Level 3:  Bassists comfortable with the notes in first, second, and third positions.

Level 4:  Bassists with an understanding of first and half position notes.

Registration and Fees

The registration fee per student for the Tucson Bass Jam is $30. This fee includes a pizza dinner. Students will need to bring their own instruments, bows, and endpin stopper. Parents, teachers, or other chaperones may accompany their students to Tucson Bass Jam free of charge.

Chaperone Attendance: We request that any student 13 or under be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or adult chaperone during the day.


January 14, 2018
12:30 pm - 8:00 pm


University of Arizona
1017 N Olive Rd, Tucson
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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