I was pretty young when I realized that music involves more than just playing an instrument. It’s really about cohesiveness and sharing. All my life, I’ve felt obligated to try and teach anyone who would listen. I’ve always believed you don’t truly know something yourself until you can take it from your mind and put it into someone else’s. I also know that the only way we continue to live on this earth is by giving our talents to future generations. — Milt Hinton
July 11-18, 2020
Applications received March 1 - May 1
The institute encompasses three dynamic programs:
- a weeklong residential program open to bass students, ages 13-21, of all ability levels and for musical genres from jazz to classical;
- two Suzuki teacher-training courses for adults 18 and older: Every Child Can!/Bass Unit I
INSTITUTE FACULTY & GUESTS
Registration 1-3pm on Saturday, July 11
Bass Orchestra/Recording Session
The Ensemble and Bass Orchestra concert on Friday, July 17 at 7:30pm concludes the Institute
- Technique classes, workshops, master classes, recitals, recording sessions, small bass ensembles, and bass orchestra
- Lecture by Oberlin Conservatory’s Special Collection Librarian Jeremy Smith highlighting the Milton J. and Mona C. Hinton Collection
- Recording studio class with Grammy-winning producer Jay Ashby
- Workshop on acoustic instrument set-up and minor adjustments with renowned bass luthier Bruno Destrez
This year's institute features valuable Suzuki Teacher Training opportunities for participants 18 years and older.
Teacher-training courses include Every Child Can and Bass Book 1, with leading Suzuki trainer Virginia Dixon.
- Every Child Can is a one-day course introducing the Suzuki philosophy and method. It is a prerequisite for all Suzuki courses that follow.
- Participants for the Suzuki Bass Book 1 course must pass an audition and be an active member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas .
The biennial institute was inaugurated in 2014 and is named for Milton J. Hinton, the highly regarded jazz and studio bassist and photographer, who not only performed and recorded with many of the popular and jazz greats but also captured them in photographs and film.