Double Bass

CCM Philharmonia students perform double bass on the Corbett Auditorium stage

The study of double bass at CCM is strongly performance based. The cornerstone of all degree programs is private lessons with faculty, who serve as mentors for students and direct their individual musical, performing and teaching growth. 

The curriculum emphasizes the development of the well-rounded, holistic musician by providing a solid background in music history and theory as well as areas specific to each musical medium. Undergraduate students enjoy a close collaboration with the University of Cincinnati through a general education core that supplements their education with academic course work while graduate students specialize more precisely in their chosen field.

Faculty

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Rachel L. Calin

Professor of Double Bass

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Owen Lee

Adjunct Associate Professor of Double Bass

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Performance Studies Division Head and Staff

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Daniel Weeks

Interim Division Head of Performance Studies; Associate Professor of Voice

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Sarah Minneman

Chamber Music Coordinator

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Claudia C. Penn

Executive Staff Assistant

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CCM's admissions process begins on August 1 (undergraduate) and September 1 (graduate) for entrance in the following year's fall semester. All application materials must be submitted on or before December 1 to be considered for specific scholarship awards. Visit the CCM Admissions website for additional application instructions.

Double Bass - BM

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 3 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Pre-screening Requirements
  • Two contrasting works from the standard solo repertoire. Where appropriately substantial, two contrasting movements from two different works are also acceptable. Works MUST contrast in era, style, and/or tempo. Works may be, but are not limited to: concertos, sonatas, suites, unaccompanied works, variations showpieces, etc.
  • Two standard orchestral excerpts of your choice

Audition

Audition Requirements
  • Two contrasting works from the standard solo repertoire. Where appropriately substantial, two contrasting movements from two different works are also acceptable. Works MUST contrast in era, style, and/or tempo. Works may be, but are not limited to: concertos, sonatas, suites, unaccompanied works, variations showpieces, etc.
  • Three standard orchestral excerpts of your choice

Double Bass - MM

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 3 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Pre-screening Requirements
  • One movement from the J. S. Bach Solo Violoncello Suites 
  • First movement of a concerto of your choice, with cadenzas where appropriate. Concerto may be composed by, but not limited to Bottesini, Dittersdorf, Koussevitzsky or Vanhal. 
  • Three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts. Excerpts must contrast in era, style and tempo

Audition

Audition Requirements
  • Two contrasting movements from the J. S. Bach Solo Violoncello Suites.
  • First movement of a concerto of your choice, with cadenzas where appropriate.
  • One additional work or movement that best represents your playing.
  • Three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts. Excerpts must contrast in era, style, and tempo.

Double Bass - DMA, AD

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 3 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Pre-screening Requirements
  • Two contrasting movements from the J. S. Bach Solo Violoncello Suites.
  • First movement of a concerto of your choice, with cadenzas where appropriate.
  • One additional work or movement that best represents your playing.
  • Three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts. Excerpts must contrast in era, style, and tempo.

Audition

Audition Requirements
  • Two contrasting movements from the J. S. Bach Solo Violoncello Suites.
  • First movement of a concerto of your choice, with cadenzas where appropriate.
  • One additional work or movement that best represents your playing.
  • Three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts. Excerpts must contrast in era, style, and tempo.

Bravos. Without Barriers.

Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, CCM's Diversity Fellowship program with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is a prestigious performance fellowship program for exceptional string players.

The program provides an unparalleled two-year learning experience for graduate-level violin, viola, violoncello and double bass players coming from populations that are historically underrepresented in classical music.

We will begin accepting applications for the next class of CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows on Sept 1, 2022. The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2022.


News and Events

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Counseling services now available to CCM students through...

January 18, 2023

CCM students can now access counseling services within the CCM Village thanks to the addition of a CAPS embedded clinician. A member of UC’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff, Dalziel Reliford-Stone (she/her/hers) is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision (LPCC-S) who will serve as an embedded clinician for CCM and DAAP. In this new position, Dalziel hopes to work with students and staff to support a culture that embraces authenticity, self-acceptance and wholeness.

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CCM shares spring 2023 schedule of major performances and events

November 22, 2022

Audiences are invited to return to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) concert halls and theaters to experience world-class performances and presentations by the next generation of performing and media artists! The college’s spring 2023 schedule of free and ticketed events is now available. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning on Monday, Nov. 28, through the CCM Box Office.

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