2023 Presenters

About 2023 Symposium

Joel Braun

Alex Hanna

Jason Heath

Jeff Mangone

Volkan Orhon

Bret Shurtliffe

PSO Bass Section

2023 Symposium Held In Person and Streamed Live on YouTube March 5

Free and Open To the Public

This year’s presenters include Alex Hanna, Principal Bass of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Joel Braun, Professor of Double Bass at The University of Texas Austin; Brett Shurtliffe, Associate Principal Bass of the Buffalo Philharmonic; Volkan Orhon, Professor of Double Bass at the University of Iowa; Jeff Mangone, Principal Bass of the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra; the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Double Bass section, and Carnegie Mellon University Double Bass faculty, Micah Howard and Peter Guild.

Sponsors included Shank’s Strings, Upton Bass, discoverdoublebass.com, Ottava Imports, Guarneri House, and Heartland Double Bass.

All performances and classes are held in Kresge Theatre. The exhibitors are located in Alumni Concert Hall in the College of Fine Arts Building.