Bassist Barry Green in Residency at Gustavus Posted on October 16th, 2009 by

The Department of Music at Gustavus Adolphus College brings Bassist and Educator Barry Green to campus in residency, Monday, October 19. The author of “The Inner Game of Music” and “The Mastery of Music” will give a Presentation and Master Class, open to the public, at 7:30 p.m. in Jussi Björling Recital Hall.  Tickets are not required.

Barry Green,a native Californian, served as Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years. As former Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists, he is currently directing a young bassist program for the San Francisco Symphony Education Department, teaches privately at Stanley Intermediate in Lafayette and at the U. of Calif. Santa Cruz and has organized the Northern California Bass Club.

Principal Bassist with the California Symphony and the Sun Valley Idaho Summer Symphony and active as a bass soloist and teacher, Green has been performing for young audiences in schools in the Bay Area as well as performs bass workshops and concerts on tour. Green has studied with the legendary bassist FranÁois Rabbath. Greenís wrote The Popular Bass Method in three volumes in collaboration with Bay Area jazz bassist Jeff Neighbor.

Green is author of the Doubleday book The Inner Game of Music, with W. Timothy Gallwey, (1986) which deals with musicians reaching their potential in performance and learning which has sold over 200,000 copies worldwide. He has written seven Inner Game of Music Workbooks published by GIA Music for keyboard, voice, instruments and ensembles. Green seminars workshops and personal appearances sometimes include a unique lecture/concert called Journey into the Mind and Soul of the Musician that demonstrates concepts in Greenís Inner Game of Music book and his new book The Mastery of Music.

The Mastery of Music, Ten Pathways to True Artistry will be published by Broadway/Doubleday in May 2003 and is based interviews with over 120 world famous musicians on topics of courage, passion, creativity, discipline, humility etc. It deals with qualities of greatness from the human spirit that transcend all professions. Jazz and classical artists interviewed include Dave Brubeck, Bobby McFerrin, Joshua Bell, Frederica von Stade, Christopher Parkening, Evelyn Glennie, Jeffrey Kahane and many more.


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