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Double Bass Institute

The Double Bass Institute is an in depth educational program that gives students the opportunity to work on the Ann Arbor campus with Maximilian Dimoff. Mr. Dimoff is the Associate Professor of Double Bass at the University of Michigan and Principal Bassist of The Cleveland Orchestra. The Double Bass Institute will focus on developing strong fundamentals, solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts and chamber music. Students will participate in a daily routine of fundamentals, master classes and ensemble rehearsals. Special attention will be given to preparation for college auditions.

U-M Faculty Director: Associate Professor Maximilian Dimoff

Session Dates: June 23-June 29, 2019
Priority Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
Tuition: $1,775

Components of the Double Bass Institute

  • Minimum of one private lesson
  • Daily master classes
  • Etude and solo repertoire
  • Double Bass Ensemble music
  • Individual warms-up
  • Orchestral excerpts
  • College audition preparation
  • Theory/musicianship classes

The application consists of three parts.

Applications are not considered complete until all required materials are received.

Application Checklist for Double Bass Institute

  1. Complete the Online Application
  2. Pay the non-refundable Application Fee of $75.00
  3. Upload your Audition Materials via Acceptd, the MPulse Online Audition Portal (details for each entry outlined in Audition Portal)
    1. Audition Video
    2. Headshot
    3. Recommendation Letter

Priority Deadline for all application/audition materials to be submitted is February 1, 2019.

Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on March 1, 2019.

For priority consideration and notification, all application and audition materials must be received by the priority deadline. Applications may be accepted after the priority deadline for programs and/or instruments in which openings remain. Review, admission, and notification for late applications will be on a rolling basis. Space is limited.

Admissions decisions will not be given by phone.