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Lamont School of Music hosts first Bassfest

The Lamont School of Music is hosting its first Bassfest Oct. 23 and 24. Players of all ages are invited to participate in master classes, clinics, ensemble coaching and mock auditions.

Special guest artist and clinician Bruce Bransby, former principal bass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and professor of double bass at Indiana University, will teach along with DU’s double bass faculty Susan Cahill.

“I believe students and professionals alike will benefit from the amazing classes and teachers we have assembled,” Cahill says. “I am very grateful to have Bruce Bransby as well as my colleagues from the Colorado Symphony joining us for what I’m sure will be an amazing weekend.”

Children in first through sixth grade can register for free. Registration fees for all other grades range from $16–$65 for both days. For registration information and schedule, visit Cahill’s portfolio site. Participants must register by Oct. 15.

Parents of participants and school orchestra directors are invited to attend all sessions for free. The Bassfest Farewell concert is at 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the Newman Center for Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public. 

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