For people who might not know, The Bass Collective, accredited by The National Association of Schools of Music, was founded in the summer of 1996, and is a contemporary educational music institution for bass guitar. The Bass Collective offers a full range of private and group instruction on electric and acoustic bass for serious minded bassists. A sequence of courses covering every aspect of bass playing has been designed to meet the needs of the contemporary bassist.
The Bass Collective curriculum complements The Drummers Collective courses and stresses the all-important relationship between drums and bass in the most important contemporary music styles as well as reading, technique, performance, and a wealth of important topics that prepares all students for a career in music.
Just a couple of our notable Faculty members are:
(Sonny Rollins, Gato Barbieri, Dave Grusin, Paquito D’Rivera, Michel Camilo, Eliane Elias, Michael Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Dave Samuels, Mike Stern, Wayne Krantz)
(Juan Carlos Formell, Bobby Sanabria and Ascención, Ray Mantilla, the Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban Jazz Big Band and the Dalton Gang, and many Broadway productions.)
Every semester, we have a minimum of 4 master classes with world class artists…. Past master class artists include Anthony Jackson, Victor Wooten, Chad Smith, Rocco Prestia, John Patitucci, and Billy Sheehan to name a few.
Programs of study range from part-time weekly, to bi-weekly lessons, to 2-year comprehensive full-time programs and can be arranged to suit individual schedule needs and financial circumstances. Our students come from all over the world and the typical age is between 18 and 35, but we have a program to suit anyone with a decent foundation.
We have 4 Full Time sessions per year that take place quarterly, and we have a wealth of short term programs as well as custom programs and offer a wide variety of performance classes focusing on everything from the basics of ensemble performance and interaction, to style specific classes, live recording, and public performances. In most settings students are playing with faculty and other professionals. Ensemble performance is at the heart of what we offer as a school.
Our programs offer daily assigned individual practice times as well as opportunities for additional practice time at off-peak hours. We offer very small classes, a world-class faculty, and a curriculum that is constantly improved upon to suit the ever-evolving world of music. It’s also an advantage to be located in the music capital of the world, New York City. And we currently offer interactive, one on one live lessons via apple iChat and are currently developing online course work which we hope to debut in early 2012. We also offer private lessons as well.
We regularly offer partial scholarships based on merit at the time of enrollment. Anyone interested can contact our Admissions Director John Castellano at [email protected]
For any further information, contact Anthony Citrinite [email protected] or call 212-741-0091