McNally Smith College of Music

Music Performance

Professional bassists in the contemporary music scene provide the heart and soul of any rhythm section. But it’s not enough for a performer to only have excellent technique in the new world of music.

Bassists need to understand and take advantage of both business and the latest technological innovations to succeed. The Bass department at McNally Smith provides students with a highly organized, broad curriculum in order to prepare for making a life in music.

Bass students at McNally Smith learn in a variety of environments – from private lessons and small group or academic classes to playing in ensembles. Bassists build skills as members of performing groups and soloists, and are encouraged to explore course offerings in other areas of the college. By taking advantage of an expansive musical education, McNally Smith Bass students learn to evaluate and expand on their own performance in order to continue developing years after graduating.

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