Pittsburgh Double Bass Symposium

This year’s Pittsburgh Double Bass Symposium was a great success! Please check back for information about next year’s symposium. In the meantime, check out this review of this year’s symposium by Jason Heath of Contrabass Conversations.

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Carnegie Mellon University School of Music is proud to present the Pittsburgh Double Bass Symposium on March 16, 2019. Presenters include Max Dimoff, principal bass of the Cleveland Orchestra; Rex Surany, principal bass of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Cory Palmer, Carnegie Mellon graduate and principal bass of the Rochester Philharmonic; Jason Heath host of Contrabass Conversations; Jeff Mangone, principal bass of Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra; Jeffrey Turner and members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra double bass section, Carnegie Mellon University double bass faculty, Micah Howard and Peter Guild, and other special guests.

The Symposium will include master classes, recitals, networking opportunities, and chances to visit with exhibitors, including Shank’s Strings, Guarneri House, Heartland String Bass Shop, Upton Bass, and Sound Spike Endpins.  

All performances and classes will be in Kresge Theatre and exhibitors will be in Alumni Concert Hall of the College of Fine Arts Building.


The iDouble Bass app, designed by CMU Double Bass Professor, Micah Howard, for iOS is here! Get easy access to all the videos, images, and instructional text found on www.idoublebass.com plus content exclusive to the app. You can view, print, and share PDFs of Micah’s two new scale books for the beginner to advanced player, as well as a PDF with fingerings in the lower positions, and the iDouble Bass Handbook. All of these PDFs are available in the iDouble Bass app for a one-time introductory in-app purchase of only $0.99. Follow this link to download the app for free now!