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Spring 2021 MECA, Summer 2021 MECA

Continuing Education Courses

Online

Bass: Classical Orchestral & Solo Playing (Intermediate-Advanced)

Date

June 7-August 1, 2021

Course Code

7441

Credits

3 Graduate Credits

Tuition

$1,065, due in full with registration

Overview

This course is the next progressive step for double bass players who completed Upright & Electric Bass: Level I. This course focuses primarily on arco playing, and covers fingerings in upper positions, vibrato, intonation, tone, and various bow strokes. By the end of the course, students can expect to be able to play some solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts as one might encounter in an audition.

Instructor

doug bistrow

Doug Bistrow

Applied String Bass

Doug Bistrow received his degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he majored in String Bass Performance and Jazz & Contemporary Media. Giving over 150 concerts per year, he has performed with Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, the Silk Road Ensemble, R. Kelly, Edgar Meyer, Howard Levy, Makaya McCraven, Dee Alexander, The Metropolitan Jazz Octet, BakerzMillion, Time For Three, Johnny Osborne, Ky-Mani Marley, Keith & Tex, Akasha, and many others. Bistrow is a member of the Chicago Philharmonic, the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Jazz Octet. Bistrow is on the faculty at Vandercook College of Music, where he teaches applied double bass, and offers asynchronous online courses through the MECA program in beginning upright and electric bass, beginning jazz bass and  orchestral bass. Bistrow owns and operates Audio Bistro Recording Studio in Chicago’s Logan Square.

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