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    DOUBLE BASS WORKSHOP:  June 17 - June 20, 2020

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    DOUBLE BASS WORKSHOP:  June 17 - June 20, 2020

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    DOUBLE BASS WORKSHOP:  June 19 - June 20, 2020

Camp Features

Online registration for this camp is now closed.  If you are interested in attending this camp, please contact our office at 850-644-9934.

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

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. A special DISCOUNT of $150.00 is available to students who attend both.

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.

Be A Part Of The Tradition


Campers must have attended grades 6-12 in the '19-’20 school year.  (Rising 6th graders during the summer of 2020 are not eligible).

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

No audition is required to register.


Campers may attend as an Overnight Camper or a Day Camper.

  • Cost for Overnight Campers: TBA. This includes tuition, housing, and three meals per day.
  • Cost for Day Campers: TBA.  This includes tuition only.

A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is due at registration. The balance of all camp fees is due by June 3, 2020. Click here for the Cancellation and Refund Policy.

Discount is available if you attend this camp and String Orchestra Camp.  Learn more.

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).  The cost for this additional night is $50.00;  the price includes the extra housing, supervision, and all extra meals.  Campers can sign up for this extra night 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.

Dates & Times

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.


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.


Online registration for this camp will open January 13, 2020. If you are interested in attending this camp, please contact our office at 850-644-9934.

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.

Already Registered?

Camp Reminders


Our bass instructors are FSU professors and nationally recognized teachers.


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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