Double Bass Intensive

Why Take Double Bass Intensive

The double bass is a rich, deeply emotive instrument. During this intensive, you will expand your abilities alongside other dedicated young bassists and accomplished instructors. Together, you will work to refine your skills and prepare for the next steps in your music journey.

What You'll Learn

This program will help you prepare for college auditions and further study in classical bass.

Designed for motivated double bassists, the program's curriculum includes:

  • Essentials of orchestral playing
  • Essentials of solo playing
  • Effective practice methods
  • Chamber music and small ensemble
  • Anatomy of the double bass
  • Set-up and care
  • Technique and methods
  • Private lessons
  • Mock auditions

Audition Requirements


Program Snapshot
Program Length
1 week
Program Dates
  • June 15, 2024 to June 21, 2024
Age Range
High School (Grades 9-12)
  • Accepting applications

Program Highlights

Distinguished Faculty

The Interlochen strings faculty have toured the world in prestigious quartets and ensembles, held professorships at top-rated universities and conservatories, and have made their mark as orchestra players and soloists. Our dedicated faculty comes together each summer to help the next generation of young musicians thrive. 

The Music Center

Our state-of-the-art 60,000 square-foot music facility has two 3,500 square-foot rehearsal halls, two recording studios—which allow for rehearsal and performance recordings in multiple venues on campus—multiple ensemble and practice rooms, and individual faculty teaching studios. Learn more about The Music Center.

Additional Opportunities

We have additional camp program opportunities for young violists, including the Orchestra & Wind Ensemble program and the Advanced String Quartet program, both of which start immediately following this intensive.

Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers six music programs, as well as a postgraduate year.

Meet the Faculty

Our faculty is eager to help refine your double bass skills. This is your opportunity to work with world-renowned conductors, educators, and performers from around the world.

Please note the gallery may showcase previous instructors.

All Faculty

Larry Hurst

Lawrence P. Hurst

Professor Emeritus of Strings
Indiana University

Derek Weller

Derek Weller

Instructor of Double Bass

Kurt Muroki

Kurt Muroki

Professor of Double Bass
Indiana University