Camps and Conferences

Bassfest Clinic

The UW-Whitewater Bassfest will feature technique classes of varying ability levels, classical master classes, jazz master class and discussions/classes on varying aspects of double bass playing. The day will culminate with a recital featuring the Bass Ensemble made up of the day’s participants and teachers.

Vince Jesse from the Double Bass Workshop in Madison will be on hand to do small repairs (new string installation, sound post/ bridge adjustments, endpin work, etc.). Vince will also have new and used basses as well as bass accessories available for sale.

Bassists and bass enthusiasts of all ages from beginners through collegiate and adult levels are welcome.

Saturday, May 7, 2022 | 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Limited to the first 60 registrants.


Event Protocols Due to COVID-19

Register Online

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Registrations accepted online until noon on Friday, May 6, 2022.

We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in. Walk-up registration available here to download after online registration closes.

Registration Questions

Registrants will be asked the following questions in the registration.  Please have the information prior to registering:

  • Registrant name; address; phone; email; school/company; birth date; gender identity; race/ethnicity (optional); health insurance; emergency contacts information; allergies and medication; limitations or restrictions
  • Bassfest experience; orchestra director; would you like to perform a solo peice for master class?; name of peice performing for master class (optional); years of experience; grade; how did you hear about this event; accommodations/comments

Credit Card

Your online registration and payment are always safe and secure.  We accept MasterCard and Visa credit card payments in our online registration system.  We will NOT accept credit card payments over the phone.  We will accept checks made out to "UW-Whitewater" and mailed to UW-Whitewater Camps and Conferences, 800 West Main Street, Room 2005 Roseman Hall, Whitewater WI 53190.


Confirmation Emails
Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically, email accounts used from sbcglobal.net, comcast.net, centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Cost Information

Fees

  • Clinic Fee - $60
  • CEU (optional for adults) - $20
  • T-shirt* (optional) - $12.66 - $14.77

The event fee includes instruction and insurance.  T-shirt fee includes one t-shirt.  CEU fee includes one Continuing Education Unit for adults.

*T-Shirts guaranteed if ordered by 4/16/22.

No refunds are available for this event unless a participant needs to cancel because of COVID illness.  A full refund will be given due to COVID illness.  All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in this case, all fees paid will be refunded.

Sponsorships & Awards Redemption
For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email cesevents@uww.edu before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?
You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

No discount available for this event.

Arrival Information

Check In

Check-in at Greenhill Center of the Arts.  Remember to practice social distrancing while waiting in line.  Staff will greet all registrants and ask them the three COVID-19 survey questions listed in the COVID-19 Information frequently asked questions.  Parents can wait in their car or return when registrant's session is over.  Face coverings will be required upon entering, exiting the building, using the rest room, or waiting for classes to take place.  Due to the mask mandate all participants will need to participate with masks on. Staff will have the discretion to allow masks to be removed and special care will be taken to ensure registrants get breaks when needed, and maintain the utmost safety during their practices.

Driving Directions
Directions to the campus can be found online by  clicking here. A campus map can be  found here. Campus building addresses can be  found here.

Parking
Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays. You will NOT need a permit to attend this event. More information on parking is on the  Visitor Center website.

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

We receive many questions from registrants. Click here to review our frequently asked questions about registering and attending an event.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.

Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

What to Bring

  • Face covering
  • Bass
  • Bow
  • Rockstop
  • Rosin
  • Stool
  • Bag lunch or money (Campus options or restaurants are within walking distance)

Event Schedule

8:30 am Welcome
8:40 am Technique Classes
9:30 am Bass Ensemble Rehearsal
11:30 pm Jazz Techniques
11:30 pm Lunch (on your own) 
12:30 pm Technique Classes
1:30 pm Master Class (student performances)
2:15 pm Break
3:30 pm Bass Ensemble Rehearsal
4:30 pm Bass Ensemble Recital
5:30 pm Event Concluded

Meet the Staff

Bradley Townsend

Bradley Townsend
Bassfest Director, String Camp

Mark Urness

Mark Urness
Guest Artist

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