2021 Presenters

About the 2021 Symposium

Nina DeCesare


Max Dimoff

Jason Heath


Jeff Mangone


Lauren Pierce

Scott Pingel


PSO Bass Section with Jeff Turner

2021 Symposium Held Virtually on May 2

Check back for the video link TBA

Free and Open To the Public

This year’s symposium features classes with Scott Pingel, Principal Bass of the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra; Max Dimoff, principal bass of the Cleveland Orchestra; Nina DeCesare, the newest member of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Bass Section. Lauren Pierce, a YouTube sensation and educator, will be the featured recitalist. Jason Heath of Contrabass Conversations will be conducting interviews with presenters and sponsors throughout the day. Jeff Mangone, principal bass of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, will present. Jeffrey Turner, Double Bass Professor, Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra double bass section, and Carnegie Mellon University double bass faculty, Micah Howard and Peter Guild will perform together in recital.

Sponsors include Bob’s House of Basses, Shank’s Strings, Upton Bass, discoverdoublebass.com, Ottava Imports, Cincinnati Bass Cellar, and Nick Lloyd Basses.