Entries by Catherine Harris

Featured Alumni – Cooper Schlegel

A recent post quoted Victor Wooten’s mama via his website: “What does the world need with just another good musician? We have plenty. What the world needs are good people!”  – I can say with confidence that Cooper Schlegel  is one of those good people, (and a good musician too!) I’m truly grateful to know him as a […]

Help set Richard’s legacy in stone – Literally.

Go-Fund Me Campaign – Historical Marker on Richard Davis Lane  Many will join me in saying that knowing Richard, through his teaching or otherwise, has left an impression on our lives. Help make his impact known for generations to come by contributing to an historical marker being placed on newly dedicated Richard Davis Lane, in Madison, […]

Pre-Bass Conference Bass Concert Opportunity

On Thursday, April 18th – the eve of 26th annual Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists Conference (RDYB) – the Victor Wooten Band & the Wooten Woods Experience will be playing at the Wisconsin Union Theater – just down the block from the Pyle & Lowell Centers on Langdon St. If you’re in town that night, it’s […]

2019 Featured Alumni

This year Paul Kowert will be featured as a distinguished alumni for the Richard Davis Foundation’s 26th annual bass conference. We are very pleased that he can make it back! Paul Kowert grew up in Madison, Wisconsin. Upon graduating from The Curtis Institute of Music in 2009, he joined the band Punch Brothers and moved […]

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 […]