Entries by Catherine Harris

It’s no secret!

TriFold2016 the Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists Inc. is a great place to… challenge yourself to learn  new style of music, new ways of playing, new ways of thinking  meet new friends, teachers, mentors enjoy a weekend with your family  see and make wonderful music

RDYB Celebrates 25 Years

As Professor of Bass, Ricard Davis saw, first-hand, how young bassists were arriving at their college auditions less prepared, less advanced, and not competitive for scholarships, than their upper string peers. In 1993, Richard Davis set out on a mission to change that.  Not accepting the status quo situation, Richard started the foundation to better […]

2017 Conference Recap

Sometimes students and their parents submit information about their participation into their local town newspaper. This letter has been used as a start for families who are interested in sharing the exciting news about their young bassist’s participation in the 24th Annual Richard Davis Foundation Conference: 2017 Student Participation Press Release letter form.

RDYB’s First Ever Teacher Education Class

Calling all teachers interested in learning more about the bass ! The Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists Inc. is hosting for the first time ever an opportunity for educators to earn graduate credit by attending the annual bass conference. This course offering grew out of a presentation at the WI state music educator’s conference two […]

Worry no more!

Over the past few months, since Richard Davis, founder of the Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists Inc., announced his retirement from the University of Wisconsin School of Music in May 2016, I have steadily been getting nervously inquisitive emails of students and alumni of RDYB as to the future of the Richard Davis Foundation […]

2016 Conference Registration Deadline Extended

If you are still thinking about registering for the 23rd annual Richard Davis Foundation Bass conference, it’s not too late! The posted deadline of March 1, 2016 for conference enrollment has been extended to March 15. There are still recital spots available, however participants who wish to have a piano accompaniment should register no later than Monday, […]

2016 Featured Alumni

This year Robin Kesselman will be featured as a distinguished alumni for the Richard Davis Foundation’s 23rd annual bass conference! We are very pleased that he can make it back after graduating college and moving on into the professional world of being a performer. We’re looking forward to the expertise in orchestral bass playing, and energy he […]

Example Schedule

Ever wonder what it is that students actually do at the Richard Davis Foundation bass conference? Wonder no more – below is an example of a schedule a young bassist might receive. All students have customized schedules, carefully laid out by an expert clinician who has been working with young bassists for over 30 years. Students are […]