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Sunday, February 3, 2019

On Sunday, February 3, 2019, Columbus State University will host CSU Bass Day from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Schwob School of Music Legacy Hall at the River Center for the Performing Arts. This event is a fun and exciting way to learn more about the bass. Bassists and bass enthusiasts of all ages are welcome from beginners through collegiate level.

This year, Bass Day will feature the LaGrange Symphony Double Bass Quartet and the Schwob School of Music Double Bass Studio, the "Schwobbassi." This day will be dedicated to and centered on the beginning bassist. We will focus on the fundamentals of double bass playing. The day will culminate with a recital featuring Bass Day participants.


Everyone is encouraged to participate in the solo, group performance sessions. This is a day of fellowship and group learning. The ensemble piece that everyone plays at the end of the recital has parts for beginner to professional level.
Clinicians will rotate working with participants throughout the day so everyone will get to work with all the Clinicians regardless of skill level.


Please send completed form (mailing address is at the end of form) with check or Money Order for $50 dollars ($65 dollars after December 16th) made payable to Columbus State University, ATTN: Schwob School of Music. Make a note on the check that this is for CSU Bass Day. Fee covers instruction, materials and Lunch.
Registration Form - Click Here (PDF)


bass day schedule




Jackie Pickett

Jacqueline Pickett, Columbus State University

Principal Bassist of the International Colour of Music Festival, Jacqueline Pickett heads the Double Bass Studio at Schwob School of Music, Columbus State University. She is Principal Bass of the Columbus, Georgia and LaGrange, Georgia Symphony Orchestras. Dr. Pickett began her symphonic career as a section bassist with the Jacksonville, Florida Symphony Orchestra. She works regularly as both classical and jazz chamber musician and recitalist.
As a chamber musician Dr. Pickett has performed and recorded with the Ritz Chamber Players, Nashville Chamber Orchestra (Orchestra Nashville), Pauline Oliveros' New Circle Five, and Terry Riley's Khayal. She has given solo double bass recitals in Johannesburg, South Africa and universities throughout the United States. She continues to present double bass recitals on current social issues with her Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-Based American Roots Music Trio (Violinist Diane Monroe and Jazz Tap Dancer/ Folklorist Germaine Ingram).

 Andrew Raciti

Andrew Raciti

Associate Principal Bass, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Andrew Raciti is the Assistant Principal Bass of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Acting Principal 2012/13, and again in 2014/15). He is also the head of the double bass studio of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University in Chicago. Before joining the Milwaukee Symphony in 2006, Mr Raciti was Associate Principal Bass of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra in Australia. He has also performed with the Detroit Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. In the summers, he has been the Principal Bass of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, and performs orchestral and chamber music at the Grand Teton Music Festival. He is also a regular professor of the Filharmonica Joven de Colombia in South America. In 2011, he performed the United States premiere of the Concerto for Double Bass and String Orchestra by Macedonian composer Zivoin Glisic. A recognized authority in bass pedagogy and performance, Mr Raciti has published articles in the quarterly for the International Society of Bassists. He is currently involved with the BATUTA foundation of Colombia, South America, where he is developing the bass portion of a comprehensive string pedagogy that will be used throughout its 17,000 member nationwide network.





Members of the bass studio at Schwob School of Music study many different styles of music performance. In addition to their foundational contributions to the Schwob Philharmonic, Wind Ensemble and Jazz Orchestra, Schwobbassi are active performers with many of the regional ensembles and performance venues including Springer Theatre, The Loft, LaGrange and Columbus Symphonies. They are also wonderful teachers (available through Schwob Preparatory Academy) who get excited about sharing their love of the double bass with the young and young at heart alike!


lagrange symphony double bass

LaGrange Symphony Double Bass Quartet

The LSO Double Bass Quartet will return after their wonderful debut at CSU BASS DAY 2018! The quartet, formed from core members of the LaGrange Symphony in 2016, is on a mission to increase the number of young bassists in the Chattahoochee Valley. Don't miss the wonderful artistry of this ensemble!



Registration: $65 at door, early registration $50 before December 16, 2018.
The fee covers instructions, lunch and materials.


• Bring your own bass, bow, rock stop, rosin, and stool (bass rentals for the day will be available for a nominal charge)
• Bring friends and family to concert
• Wear something bright for the concert

Students of any ability level are welcome to perform a solo piece, orchestra excerpts, chamber music during the master classes at 11:00 pm and 1pm. Students who wish to play should bring solo music they know or are currently working on. Please provide name of piece you are playing and if you will need accompanist. There will be a sign-up sheet when you arrive at check-in.

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