Classes will feature week-long, hands-on instruction in music of all styles and two final concerts.



Scott Pingel, Dan Smith, Charles Chandler, Steve Tramontozzi

Orchestral Section playing, Solo Repertoire, Opera Repertoire

Donovan Stokes, Andrés Martin

Solo playing and score study, composition



Chuck Israels, Jeff Denson, Dan Robbins-Improvisation, Walking Bass Lines, Soloing, Free Improvisation, Rhythm Sectionals, Groove Playing, Rhythm Section Master Class




Electric Bass

Michael Manring, Jeff Denson,Dan Robbins, -Technique, Groove playing, Improvisation, Rhythm section Master Class


Electronic Music/ Studio Recording Technique

Utilizing Drew School’s Facility to it’s fullest potential we will feature a series of courses in the Drew Recording Studio. We will be running a recording session with a producer aimed at replicating the studio experience, playing with a drummer and pianist/guitarist laying down tracks and listening back to understand how recording can differ from live performances.


Chamber Music/Orchestral Repertoire


BIG Band Workshop

This year we will feature a live playing workshop with a big band playing music of Chuck Israels, led by the composer.


Bass Ensembles

All students will be placed into a small and large ensemble to perform with in the culminating concerts Thursday and Friday evenings


GGBCSF is proud to be sponsored by Pirastro Strings

Pirastro Logo, A sponsor of GGBCSF