Bass Studio Events & News

 

 

Machado Recital

October 17:
Double Bass Recital, Dr. Marcos Machado, Marsh Auditorium, Fine Arts Building, 7pm.

 

 

2012 Bass Symposium

 

November 10 and 11:
Fifth Annual Bass Symposium
with special guest will be Catalin Rotaru, double bass faculty at ASU (Arizona).

 

STUDENT NEWS

  • Raymond Bradford, B.M., Mr. Bradford’s band won a national competition on BET Television. Band was broadcast (live from NYC) nationally. (2012)
  • Luzvic Arias, B.M., is now teaching at the Hattiesburg School District (Middle and High School) as the “Low Strings Assistant.”
  • Eric Hilgenstieler, M.M., won the section bass position at the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra. (2012)
  • Samuel Dahmer, M.M., is now playing with the Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra in Alabama. (2012)
  • Guilherme Zils, B.M., was awarded a full scholarship at the Aldeburgh Music Festival, Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (2010-2011-2012)
  • Luzvic Arias, B.M., string teacher/internship in Lumberton. (2012)
  • Guilherme Zils, B.M., was awarded a full scholarship at the 2011 Northern Lights Music Festival, Minnesota.
  • Juliano Leite, B.M., was awarded the 2011 EMF Young Artist’s Merit Award and an EMF Apprentice Work-Study Award at the Eastern Music Festival.
  • Manoela Freitas, B.M., accepted a job at Instituto Baccarelli’s Orchestra, São Paulo, Brazil. (2012)
  • Leonardo Duarte, M.M., accepted a job as bass instructor at Brazilian’s NGO “Projeto Guri” teaching children from 6-18 years-old. (2012)
  • Patricia Silva, M.M., was accepted into the DMA program 
at the University of Iowa in Iowa City 
and awarded the prestigious “Iowa Performance Fellowship.” (2010)
  • Eric Hilgenstieler, M.M., received the “Significant Improvement Award” – Fall 2010.
  • Mr. Hilgenstieler is now teaching at the Hattiesburg School District as the “Low Strings Assistant.” (2010)
  • Jeff Baughman, B.M., was accepted into the Music Theory master’s program at the University of Southern Mississippi and awarded a Teaching Assistantship.
  • Guilherme Zils, USM Strings Jury Award, Spring 2009, Significant Improvement Award.
  • Roberto Imperatore Vianna, M.M., was accepted into the DMA program 
at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and awarded an assistantship.
  • Patricia Silva, M.M., continues teaching at the Hattiesburg School District.
  • Roberto Pineda awarded full scholarship at Northern Lights Music Festival, Minnesota.
  • Andrew Easterling awarded full scholarship at Northern Lights Music Festival, Minnesota.
  • Chad Mundt, B.M., Mr. Mundt is now teaching at the Louisiana Association for the Performing Arts school in River Ridge, LA.  He is also a recording engineer for the website MusicFromLastNight.com.   
  • Mr. Mundt was selected as the bassist for a Jazz Combo Cruising Europe, 2009 and 2010.
  • Patricia Silva performed for the Pope at the Vatican, November 2008.
  • Patricia Silva won the William T. Gower Competition on campus (String division) 
and will perform with them on January 29th, 2009. 

  • Roberto Pineda, MM 2008 in double bass performance, has been hired as a teacher at the Gulf Coast Middle and High School.
  • Patricia Silva, a graduate double bass student at USM is the new 
low strings teacher at the Hattiesburg School District. 
This project is part of the USM Symphony Orchestra’s Outreach program. (2010)
  • Patricia Silva was a member of the Youth Orchestra of the Americas tour in 2008, 
and will also tour the USA in October as a member of the Sphinx Orchestra.
  • Beto Vianna, a master student in double bass performance returned from Brazil 
where he was a guest musician with professional orchestras in Sao Paulo. 
He will be a guest recitalist and professor in a 2009 music festival in Brazil. 
  • Beto Vianna, School of Music, String Division
 Significant Improvement in Music Performance Award
 Spring 2008.
  • MMTA 2008 State Collegiate Competition
: Chad Mundt, Jazz/solo 1st place (Junior/Senior); Gerson Flores, Strings 1st place (Freshman/Sophomore)
  • Patricia Silva 
performed at Carnegie Hall 
in New York City on Sept 25, 2007


  • Beto Vianna,
7th Annual North Texas Jazz Festival
 Outstanding Soloist, Best combo 
and Gulf Coast Symphony Position 
USM Press Release w/ photo  
  • 
Roberto Pineda,
new job position with the 
Hattiesburg Middle and High School. (2007)
  • Patricia Silva 
School of Music, String Division
 Honorable Achievement in Music Performance Award
 Fall 2007.
  • Cody Ruth 
School of Music, String Division
 Significant Improvement in Music Performance Award
 Fall 2007.
  • Patricia Silva 
School of Music, String Division
Highest Achievement in Music Performance Award
, Fall 2006.