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    Private lessons are crucial to our “artist-as-mentor” pedagogy. Being located in the heart of the most vibrant jazz scene in the world, we have access to many professional musicians for private instruction more than 30 bass players. 

     (link to faculty) All students participate in a small improvisation ensemble every semester, rehearsing, recording, and performing under the tutelage of a core faculty member. In addition, students can participate in elective ensembles to round out their performing experience. Here are some of the elective ensembles that are of particular interest to bass students:

    Charles Mingus Ensemble, M-BASE EnsembleRhythmn, Blues Revue Ensemble, Electric Miles Ensemble, Super Trios Ensemble, Live Drum ‘n’ Bass Ensemble .

    Make it your own! We encourage students to create their own ensembles through collaborations with other students and faculty mentors.