Double Bass Summer Intensive

Double Bass Summer Intensive

We want you! to attend a two-week online bass camp from your own home with Paul Sharpe, Professor of Double Bass at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

The Online Summer Double Bass Masterclass is open to students of all abilities, from middle school to adult. For the most basic technique class, students should, at minimum be able to play two-octave F and G major scales. The most advanced level will include undergraduate and graduate students majoring in double bass performance.

Program Information

Dates: July 5 - 16, 2021

Cost: $420

Every student will receive the following:

  1. Four 45-minute lessons
  2. Six technique classes, in ability-appropriate divisions
  3. Four masterclasses to watch and play in (if the student is comfortable doing so)

Paul Sharpe's former students are playing professionally from on Broadway to Japan, in the Washington National Opera and Kennedy Center Orchestra, to the recently hired Assistant Principal of the Charlotte Symphony. Recent UNCSA bass studio graduates are currently studying double bass performance at the Cleveland Institute, Indiana University, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, Northwestern University, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and earned substantial scholarships to those schools and dozens of others, including Juilliard, University of Michigan, Oberlin, University of North Texas, Boston University and Princeton University. Additionally, students in Sharpe's UNCSA double bass studio have been a members of NYO-USA (Carnegie Hall's touring and prestigious National Youth Orchestra) for four of the last five years.

Visit this site for information about Professor Sharpe.

If you have questions about the program, email Paul Sharpe.


Registration for this program is now closed.