2015 ISB Solo Competition winner Sam Suggs is on a mission to commission! He is a finalist in Tarisio’s Young Artists Grant Program and needs your vote by 12 PM Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, May 24th, to put him over the top for a $5,000 grant

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2015 ISB Solo Competition winner Sam Suggs is on a mission to commission! He is a finalist in Tarisio’s Young Artists Grant Program and needs your vote by 12 PM Eastern Standard Time, Tuesday, May 24th, to put him over the top for a $5,000 grant. If selected, the award will help Sam commission new works for double bass by Chicago Symphony Orchestra Composer-in-Residence Sam Adams, and Rome Prize-winning composer Andy Akiho, to be performed at his winner’s recital at the 2017 ISB convention. To vote, go to http://tarisio.com/news/young-artists-grants-2016-winners/. Then scroll down the page to view Sam’s YouTube video, and/or go straight to the bottom of the page to vote. Type in your name and email address, plus the name of the person you’re voting for, Samuel Suggs, and the last field is 3 + 3 =, so type in 6. It will only take 30 seconds or less and you could help in the creation of new music for the double bass just by voting!
JOB OPPORTUNITY: The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West is currently holding an audition for bass players.  Applicants must be versatile on both upright and electric bass. Musical duties may include performing with the jazz band, rock band and concert band.
We are located in one of the most popular destinations for Air Force Bands musicians – Travis Air Force Base in sunny, northern California.  Located between San Francisco and Sacramento and only minutes from Napa Valley, this is a great location to start a career as an Air Force Musician!
Benefits of being an Air Force musician include: full medical and dental benefits, 30 days’ vacation with pay per year and GI Bill for college up to $80,000.  As a member of the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West, we are full-time, active duty professional musicians for the United States Air Force.
For more information go to http://www.bandofthegoldenwest.af.mil.
International Society of Bassists, 14070 Proton Rd. Suite 100, LB 9, Dallas, TX 75244
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