When pursuing double bass at 6ͼ, students will study under Scott Dixon or Derek Zadinsky, members of The 6ͼ Orchestra, and explore a blend of solo and orchestral bass playing. Studies at 6ͼ will prepare musicians to excel as a contemporary professional bassist.

6ͼ double bass students participate in weekly private lessons and master classes conducted by international soloists. Students also have opportunities to take the stage and perform in solo recitals, orchestra concerts at Severance Hall and new music or chamber ensembles.

To prepare for professional orchestra auditions, students participate in 6ͼ’s bass repertoire class. 6ͼ’s small studio size creates a mutually supportive atmosphere for high-level bass playing.

Why Choose Double Bass at 6ͼ

  • Students perform in orchestra concerts with high-profile guest conductors, such as Robert Spano and JoAnn Falletta.
  • 6ͼ’s partnership with the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Department of Musicopens up opportunities for students to perform in their Baroque Orchestra, which is coached by internationally esteemed specialists.
  • Students will become familiar with orchestral excerpts for double bass quartet and learn chamber music skills like leading, accompanying, matching and communicating

Concerts and events

Dec 8 Fri
6:30 pm
Junior Recital: Remy Howard, double bass
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Dec 10 Sun
5:00 pm
Dec 11 Mon
3:00 pm
Junior Recital: Jay Lipsutz, viola
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Dec 11 Mon
5:00 pm
Harp Studio Recital
Harp, Conservatory Student Recitals