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.

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Rachel L. Calin

Associate Professor of Double Bass

513-556-1118

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Owen C. Lee

Adjunct Associate Professor of Double Bass

513-556-3442

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.

Pre-screening and Audition Requirements

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 preferably composed by, but not limited to: Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Mozart or Strauss 

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 preferably composed by, but not limited to: Beethoven, Brahms, Mahler, Mozart or Strauss

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. Concerto may be composed by, but not limited to Bottesini, Dittersdorf, Koussevitzsky or Vanhal. 
  • One additional work or movement that best represents your playing 
  • Three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts. Excerpts must contrast in era, style and tempo

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. Concerto may be composed by, but not limited to Bottesini, Dittersdorf, Koussevitzsky or Vanhal. 
  • 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. Concerto may be composed by, but not limited to Bottesini, Dittersdorf, Koussevitzsky or Vanhal. 
  • One additional work or movement that best represents your playing 
  • Three contrasting standard orchestral excerpts. Excerpts must contrast in era, style and tempo. 

News and Events

CSO and CCM announce 2021-23 class of Diversity Fellows

July 8, 2021

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) have selected five outstanding musicians for their next class of CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows. Born out of a mutual desire to help American orchestras become more inclusive and better represent the communities they serve, the performance fellowship program was launched in 2015 and continues with a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Watch the CCM Philharmonia's Sept. 20 performance

February 24, 2021

In addition to the CCMONSTAGE Online series of digital concerts and performing arts productions, the UC College-Conservatory of Music is also presenting virtual performances through its CCMONSTAGE Archives companion series. Our newest installment in this ongoing series features the CCM Philharmonia student orchestra performing Antonín Dvořák's Serenade for Wind Instruments, Op. 44 (1878) and Joseph Haydn's Symphony No. 103 in E-flat Major, D. 944 (“Drumroll”) (1795). Led by Director of Orchestral Studies Mark Gibson, this archival performance footage was recorded in Corbett Auditorium on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020.

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