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March 19th, 2017

he 2017 Bass Coalition Summer Workshop will be June 16-17,2017 in Winchester, VA! Fill out the registration form HERE or Click here for more info.

The 2017 schedule will be finalized in May, but will include courses on New Music, Jazz, Classical, Orchestral Repertory, technique, solo playing and more.  To get an general idea of the festivities, check out the 2016 Bass Coalition Workshop General Schedule.

The 2017 Stokes Intensive Session at Shenandoah Conservatory will be June 12-17, 2017  *The Intensive session is limited to 4 participants (classical or jazz). Check out the details here. Fill out the registration form here.

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February 27th, 2016

The 2016 Bass Coalition Summer Workshop will be June 24-25, 2016 in Winchester, VA! Click here for more info.

Check out the schedule 2016 Bass Coalition Workshop General Schedule and Fill out the registration form here

The 2016 Stokes Intensive Session at Shenandoah Conservatory will be June 20-25, 2016  *The Intensive session is limited to 4 participants. Check out the details here Fill out the registration form here.

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OLD 2016 Bass Coalition Workshops Announced

January 17th, 2016

The 2016 Bass Coalition Intensive Session with Dr. Donovan Stokes will be June 20-25, 2016 in Winchester, VA *The Intensive session is limited to 4 participants

The 2016 Bass Coalition Summer Workshop will be June 24-25, 2016 in Winchester, VA

Application and Registration forms will be up by February 1, 2016.

BASS QUARTET BY 12 YEAR OLD COMPOSER ZEV MALINA PREMIERED

April 11th, 2014

On April 9, 2014 the Shenandoah Conservatory Bass Ensemble, directed by Dr. Donovan Stokes,premiered a new work “Bass Quartet” by 12 year old composer Zev Malina. The work was commissioned by Inez WyrickDonovan Stokes and the Bass Coalition.

This four movement, 18 minute work shows not only a love of our noble instrument, but a burgeoning understanding of the double bass and its potential in homogeneous chamber ensemble. The performance will appear soon on Youtube.

Young Mr. Malina (of Harrisburg, PA, is son of conductor Stuart Malina and bassist Marty Malina. Stuart Malina is the conductor of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, a sought after guest conductor and arranger, as well as the recipient of a Tony Award for his work on Billy Joel’s “Movin’ Out.”Mrs. Malina is known to the bass community for her early work on maintaing body fitness for double bassists. Young Zev, in addition to being a composer, is already an accomplished pianist exploring both classical and jazz realms. The bass world looks forward to more works for bass from Zev!

To obtain the score and parts, interested parties may contact Mr. Stuart Malina.