Double Bass Workshop

June 17 - 20, 2020.   This camp has been cancelled for summer 2020.  please click here for more information.

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Camp Features

Large and Small Ensembles, Masterclasses, Bowing Technique Classes, and Practice Sessions
Campers will work alongside FSU faculty bass instructor, George Speed, and other accomplished bass instructors to study solo and ensemble literature, work on developing proper tone production, and practice proper playing techniques. See a sample class schedule.

Combine With Orchestra Camp
This four-day workshop runs consecutively to the String Orchestra Camp so that students can pair the two experiences together. Having the personalized instruction of the workshop followed with the large-ensemble instruction of the Orchestra Camp makes for the perfect compliment of camp experiences.

Performance Opportunities
Camp will conclude with a final performance in Dohnanyi Recital Hall.

Evening Activities
This workshop packs so much instruction into four days that classes extend into the evening. Each evening campers will work with their ensembles from 7:30-9:00pm.

Be A Summer Seminole
Spend time on the FSU Campus and experience what it's like to be a Nole. Learn more about dorm rooms, dining, medical care, and everything in between on our CAMP LIFE page.

Camp Details

Wed., June 17 - Sat., June 20, 2020
This camp has been cancelled for summer 2020. Please click here for more information.
$360.00  (Overnight Campers)
$260.00  (Day Campers) 


Campers must be rising 7th through rising 12th graders during the summer of 2020 (ie: have attended grades 6-12 in the '19-’20 school year). 

All ability levels are welcome but campers should have at least one year of school instruction or equivalent.

No audition is required to register.

Price Details

Overnight Campers: $360.00
This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.

Day Campers: $260.00
This includes tuition only.

  • A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.  This deposit is applied towards the total cost. The balance is due no later than June 1, 2020.
  • Click here for the Payment and Refund Policy.

Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks and optional recreation activities. More information is provided in the camp handbook.

Campers who are also attending the String Orchestra Camp may wish to stay overnight in the dorm on the night in between the two camps (6/20).  NEW FOR 2020 - There is no cost for the night of housing between the two camps. If you register for both camps, you will be provided with the extra housing, supervision, and all extra meals. Campers will request this extra night on their camp forms after they are registered for camp

Campers may wish to bring a small amount of extra money for snacks. More information is provided in the camp handbook.

Private lessons are not available at this camp.


Online registration for this camp will open January 13, 2020.

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration.  The balance is due June 1, 2020.

No audition is required to register.

After you register you will receive:

  • an immediate confirmation email from the registrar's office from the following address: and a copy of your registration invoice.  Please print out and keep this email as it contains your CUSTOMER NUMBER which you will need to make future payments.
  • within a week you will receive a welcome email from our office from This welcome email will have information about the camp handbook, supplemental forms, and other exciting camp reminders.

Wait Lists

There are no wait lists at this time.

If there is a wait list, you will need to call our office at 850-644-9934 to be placed on the wait list instead. Wait lists are first-come, first-serve; no deposit is required to be placed on the wait list. If a spot becomes available then we will call the first person on the wait list and offer the spot. They will have 48 hours to register before we move on to the next person on the wait list.


All campers must bring their instrument with them to camp. If you do not own your own instrument, we suggest speaking with your music teacher about borrowing your school instrument for the duration of camp. 

Please bring a stool (bar stool height), a folding music stand, and all of your accessories, such as rosin and cleaning cloths.  Learn more about packing for camp.

Check-In & Check-Out

Campers check-in on Wednesday, June 17 between 1:00-2:00pm.

Campers check-out after the final recital on Saturday, June 20 at 11:00am.  The concert is anticipated to end at approximately 11:45am.

Detailed information about check-in, check-out, and everything in-between will be provided in the Camp Handbook.

Camp Links

  2020 Daily Schedule (coming January)

  Camp Life: Housing, Meals and More

  Camp Planning Resources

  Camp Handbook (coming soon)

Camp Forms (online version)

Camp Forms (pdf to print and mail)


Our bass instructors are FSU professors and nationally recognized teachers.

George Speed

Associate Professor of
Double Bass
Florida State University


Orchestra Director
Webb Bridge Middle School
Alpharetta, GA

Kevin Ray

Orchestra Director
Cy-Fair High School
Cypress, TX

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