Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
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International Society of Bassists 
International Society of Bassists 
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ISB Center Stage with David McGill and Aaron Olguin 

What makes a performance "musical?" What is line? What is music? Next up on the ISB Center Stage, we join David McGill and Aaron Olguin for a discussion of David's landmark book "Sound in Motion: A Performer's Guide to Greater Musical Expression," and how we develop musical thought and musicianship. For all instrumentalists and vocalists!  

David McGill is professor of bassoon at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. He served as principal bassoonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 17 years. Previously, he served as principal bassoonist for the Cleveland Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony, and the Tulsa Philharmonic. David was principal bassoon of the World Orchestra for peace in 1995 and the Solti Orchestral Project at Carnegie Hall in 1994, both under Sir Georg Solti. He has appeared as soloist with the CSO, the Cleveland Orchestra, and the Toronto, Oklahoma and Annapolis symphonies, among others. David received the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Soloist with Orchestra for the Chicago Symphony's recording of Strauss's wind concertos. He has taught at the University of Toronto, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Indiana University, DePaul University, and Roosevelt University. David has given master classes in Canada, Finland, Hungary, and throughout the U.S. He holds a bachelor of music degree from the Curtis Institute of Music.

Aaron Olguin is principal bass of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra in Trondheim, Norway. During his studies with Jeff Bradetich at the University of North Texas, Aaron won first prize in the double bass senior division of the 2015 ASTA National Solo Competition in 2015. He also took second prize in the 2020 Sphinx Competition, winning the audience choice award and receiving a grant to tour the U.S. and Canada. Aaron also received first prize in the 2018 Ann and Charles Eisemann International Concerto Competition. He won the Gary Karr Prize in the 2017 ISB Double Bass Competition as winner of the solo division and gave the opening recital at the 2019 ISB Convention at Indiana University. In 2019 at the Orford Music Academy, he was named third prize winner from a field of all instrumentalists and won the Orford Music Prize Audience Choice award. Aaron is a founding member of the Bassinova Quartet. 

This will be a free event for all but don't delay, space is limited!