Clinicians

Clinicians for the 2019 Chicago Bass Festival Include:

  • James VanDemark - Head Clinician, Professor of Double Bass, Eastman School of Music
  • Jason Heath - Festival Coordinator, Bassist, Educator, host of Contrabass Conversations
  • Andrew Anderson - Section Bass, Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, Bass Faculty, Roosevelt University, The Wheaton Conservatory
  • Jeremy Attanaseo - Assistant Principal Bassist, Elgin Symphony and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Bass Faculty - DePaul University
  • Michael Cameron - Professor of Double Bass and Chair of the String Division - University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • Susan Cahill - Bassist, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Bass Faculty - University of Denver
  • Ian Hallas - Assistant Principal Bassist, Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, Lecturer of Bass - Northwestern University
  • Eric Hochberg - Performer and Educator
  • Dorian Jackman - Assistant Professor of Music - DePauw University
  • Trevor Jones - Bassist and Educator
  • Randall Kertz, DC - Bassist and practicing chiropractic physician and acupuncturist
  • Dan Lopatka - Bassist and Composer for Picklefeet Games
  • Jon McCullough-Benner - Principal Bass, Milwaukee Symphony
  • Sara Neilson- Bassist and Educator
  • Andrew Raciti - Lecturer of Bass - Northwestern University, Assistant Principal Bass, Milwaukee Symphony
  • Tracy Rowell - Professor of Bass- Oberlin Conservatory, Principal Bass, CityMusic Cleveland
  • Alan Steiner - Birch Creek Music Faculty, Chicago Sinfonietta

Clinicians for the 2018 Chicago Bass Festival Include:

  • Alexander Hanna - Head Clinician, Principal Bass, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bass Faculty, DePaul University School of Music
  • Jason Heath - Festival Coordinator
  • Jeremy Attanaseo - Bassist, Teacher
  • Andy Anderson - Section Bass, Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, Bass Faculty, Roosevelt University, The Wheaton Conservatory
  • John Babbitt – Lecturer, Double Bass and Jazz Bass, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
  • Joel Braun – Assistant Professor of Music (Double Bass), Ball State University
  • John Floeter – Chicago Sinfonietta, Bass Faculty, University of Illinois – Chicago, Bass Faculty, Northern Illinois University
  • Alison Gaines – Freelance Bassist and Conductor
  • Ian Hallas - Section Bass, Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra
  • Eric Hochberg – Bassist, Bandleader, Teacher, Producer, Composer
  • Michael Hovnanian - Section Bass, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bass Faculty, DePaul University School of Music
  • Trevor Jones – Bass Faculty, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • Dr. Randall Kertz, DC – Chiropractic Physician, Author, “The Bassist's Guide to Injury Management, Prevention, and Better Health”
  • Rob Kassinger - Section Bass, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Bass Faculty, DePaul University School of Music
  • Jon McCullogh-Benner - Principal Bass, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
  • Sara Neilson – Bass Faculty, Merit School of Music
  • Hans Peterman – Freelancer, Private Instructor, Entrepreneur
  • Andrew Raciti - ​Double Bass Faculty, Northwestern University, Associate Principal Bass, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Principal Bass, Grand Teton Music Festival
  • Dr. Phillip W. Serna - Valparaiso University, North Central College, Music Institute of Chicago
  • Alan Steiner - Birch Creek Music Faculty, Chicago Sinfonietta