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The University of Maryland Bass Studio


Welcome to the University of Maryland Bass Studio! Our instructors have vast performance experience and hold prestigious positions with leading orchestras. You'll have an assigned private teacher, but also work with each professor in the weekly studio class and the orchestral repertoire class. Our responsibility is to help you maximize your potential and prepare you to make a living as a classical bassist.

As the UMD School of Music resembles a smaller conservatory (500 students), the bass roster typically has eight players and is not likely to exceed 10.

Ask the Masters

Do you have a question pertaining to bass playing for Mr. Oppelt, Mr. Barber, or Mr. Manzo? Please contact us! We're happy to answer your inquiry and post it here to be shared with the bass-playing community.