When pursuing double bass at CIM, students will study under Scott Dixon or Derek Zadinsky, members of The Cleveland Orchestra, and explore a blend of solo and orchestral bass playing. Studies at CIM will prepare musicians to excel as a contemporary professional bassist.

CIM double bass students participate in weekly private lessons and master classes conducted by international soloists. Students also have opportunities to take the stage and perform in solo recitals, orchestra concerts at Severance Hall and new music or chamber ensembles.

To prepare for professional orchestra auditions, students participate in CIM’s bass repertoire class. CIM’s small studio size creates a mutually supportive atmosphere for high-level bass playing.

Why Choose Double Bass at CIM

  • Students perform in orchestra concerts with high-profile guest conductors, such as Robert Spano and JoAnn Falletta.
  • CIM’s partnership with the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Department of Music opens up opportunities for students to perform in their Baroque Orchestra, which is coached by internationally esteemed specialists.
  • Students will become familiar with orchestral excerpts for double bass quartet and learn chamber music skills like leading, accompanying, matching and communicating

Concerts and events

Apr 20 Sat
4:30 pm
Second Master of Music Recital: Hadar Zaidel, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 20 Sat
7:30 pm
Senior Recital: Theo Bockhorst, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 21 Sun
9:30 am
Senior Recital: Ifetayo Ali, cello
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 21 Sun
1:30 pm
First Professional Studies Recital: Jason Chen, double bass
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals
Apr 21 Sun
3:30 pm
Third Artist Diploma Recital: Yumiko Yumiba, violin
Strings, Conservatory Student Recitals