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December, 17, 2014
11:50 AM - 12:50 PM


Meeting Room W185


Larry Hutchinson

Larry Hutchinson

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The String Bass: The Elephant in the Room

Clinic Synopsis:

Teaching the string bass: how is it unique from the other string instruments.

Larry Hutchinson - Biographical Information

Larry Hutchinson is an active performer, teacher and clinician. He joined the Detroit Symphony Orchestra as a bassist in 1983. Prior to that he taught for nine years at Western Michigan University and is currently teaching at Wayne State University, in addition to performing with the DSO. His commitment to education is evidenced by his many involvements in music education activities all over the U.S. In addition to teaching a studio of private bass students, he is on the artist faculty of the Richard Davis Bass Workshop, held annually at the University of Wisconsin. He has directed the annual Troy Bass Workshop in Troy, Michigan since 1984. He has also been chair of the Education Committee of the Detroit Symphony, and served on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Bassists. He has been on the faculty of the National String Workshop and the American String Workshop, and has given presentations at conventions for the International Society of Bassists, the American String Teachers Association, and the annual Midwestern Conference in Michigan. In 2001 the American String Teachers Association selected him as the Michigan String Teacher of the Year. He also received the Distinguished Service to the Arts Award from the Farmington Area Fine Arts Commission in 2004 and in 2007 for his work as a teacher and advocate for the arts.