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2018 Donovan Stokes Intensive Session

The Donovan Stokes Intensive Session, at Shenandoah Conservatory, is for serious students and professionals of jazz and classical bass. These Sessions are personalized to the participants and are truly intensive. They are for the most serious of musicians who wish to make maximum progress in a minimum amount of time, and to leave the session with plenty to work on throughout the year.

Due to the individualized attention given to each student, the Intensive Session must be limited to 4 participants each Session.  Participants may participate in either a Classical or a Jazz emphasis during the week.

There are 5 general focuses available for each session. Most students begin with Track 1: Productive Practice. Determination of Focus for Professionals will be done in private consultation with the participants.

All emphases, focuses and tracks include daily private lessons, small chamber ensemble work, masterclasses, technique classes, pianist rehearsals and performance preparation. Intensive Session participants will perform individually and as a group on the final concert of the Bass Coalition Summer Workshop.

Level 1 focus: on Productive Practice

Level 2 focus: on Productive Performance Preparation

Level 3 focus: on Repertory and Performance Anxiety

Level 4 focus: Live Performance and Recording

Level 5 Artist Level Concerns

Application materials for the Intensive Session with Dr. Donovan Stokes (June 12-17) are available here: Intensive Session Application

The 5-day Intensive Session tuition $500. Participation in the Intensive Session includes participation in the Bass Coalition Summer Workshop. No separate application or tuition payment is needed.

You can pay online this year!  Just click HERE