Entries by Catherine Harris

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 […]

RDYB at WMEA Conference

On October 30, 2015 RDYB presented at the WMEA (Wisconsin Music Educators Association) Conference hosted by WSMA (Wisconsin School Music Association) as a guest of Ben Ferris’s panel on teaching the bass. The distinguished panel, including Ben Ferris, Carl Davick, Brad Townsend, Richard Davis, Brian Melk and Catherine Harris answered questions to an attentive audience […]

2015 Conference Wrap-Up

Thank you so much to everyone for making an exciting, learning-filled weekend of bass! Hopefully everyone made it home safe, and has had some time to review their favorite learning experience of the weekend. Congrats to everyone who participated. Thanks to all of the folks who have documented this conference through video and photo – […]

Tine Asmundsen – 2015 Bass Conference Clinicians

  Tine Asmundsen, who also attended the Richard Davis Foundation’s Bass Conference as a clinician in 2012, will be flying in from Norway this April to teach at the conference again!   Graduated from Østlandets Music Conservatory and the University of Wisconsin Madison United States. Ms. Asmundsen has played the upright bass with a number […]