Bass Camp


Wednesday, June 29 – Saturday, July 2

This four-day experience provides high school bassists with diverse opportunities to develop as both classical and jazz musicians, engage with peers, and enjoy the college experience at Ohio State. Participants will work directly with Ohio State’s bass professor Barry Green and various guest artists, including Andrés Martín, who will present a virtual master class and lecture/demonstration. Bass Camp inspires and educates beyond the bass with classes in rhythm, theory, voice and movement. Experiences include chamber ensembles, full bass orchestra, private lessons and evening faculty concerts, as well as a final performance featuring all the participants.

This event is closed for 2022.

Meet the clinicians

Barry Green
Program director
Professor Barry Green


ELIGIBILITY — For students entering grades 9–12 in the 2022–2023 school year, and 2022 high school graduates.


  • Resident: $495 — Tuition, T-shirt, housing with three meals per day.
  • Commuter: $375 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals.

REGISTRATION   You will be required to make payment via credit card at the time of registration. Shortly after submitting payment, you will receive an email receipt. 

  • Full registration deadline  Wednesday, June 8
  • Limited registration deadline Thursday, June 23 
    (Housing and/or T-shirt may not be available)


NOTE — The registration/payment form works best on a computer (PC or Mac). MAC USERS — use Chrome, not Safari. 


Participation Details

  • Parents/guardians and participants will receive permission forms via DocuSign shortly after registration is complete. All forms must be returned by the deadline indicated in order to participate.
  • Shortly before the start of the program, a Digital Handbook will be published here. This handbook contains important information for a successful experience. All participants and parents/guardians should read it carefully prior to the start of the program and can refer to it often throughout the week.
  • Approximately one week before the program, participants and parents/guardians will also receive an email with basic information about what to pack, arrival, parking, check-in and more.

The final schedule for each program may not be available until a few weeks before the program begins. However, most programs have a closing concert in which all students will want to participate. For those departing by air, flights should be scheduled after 7 p.m. Please note, Ohio State Youth Summer Music Programs cannot be responsible for ground transportation to/from the airport. Contact the YSMP Registrar at for details.