Double Bass Master Class - Friday, July 17, 2015
Nicholas Schwartz, Royal Amsterdam Concertgebouw

Applications due Friday, July 3, 2015

The Stulberg is proud to present 2009 Gold Medalist Nicholas Schwartz in a Master Class on Friday, July 17 at 3 p.m. in Dalton Center's Lecture Hall on the campus of Western Michigan University.  Master class performers will be chosen from applications received by Friday, July 3, 2015. 

2015 Double Bass Master Class application guidelines--

Performers will be chosen based upon space availability and teacher recommendation.

Priority will be given to double bass students under the age of 20 from southwest Michigan.

Memorization and piano accompaniment are recommended, but not required.

Applications must be received by Friday, July 3, 2015.  Email (preferred) to or mail to
Stulberg International String Competition, 359 South Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 14, Kalamazoo, MI 49007.

Call 269/343-2776 or email if there are any questions.

Download application here.



2015 Stulberg Master Class Program

Application Deadline: Friday, March 20, 2015

The Stulberg provides a unique learning experience through its Master Class Program.  Young students have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned artists, gaining valuable audition and performance experience.  Applications will be accepted from violin, viola, and cello soloists under the age of 20 (as of January 1, 2015).  Auditions will be held to determine participation.

Dates and Locations:

Application Deadline - Friday, March 20, 2015, 4 pm (see application and payment links below)

Master Class Auditions - Saturday, March 28, 2015, First Congregational Church in Kalamazoo, times TBD

Master Classes - Sunday, May 17, 2015, 12:30-3:30 pm, Dalton Center, Western Michigan University


Sarah Chang, violin

Heidi Castleman, viola

Eric Kim, cello

Audition Guidelines:

All applicants are advised to audition in person on Saturday, March 28, 2015 for the best chance of acceptance.  Exceptions for insurmountable conflicts will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

All auditions must be performed from memory and with piano accompaniment.

Those selected for Master Classes must perform the same work as performed at the audition.

Master Classes are free and open to the public, Master Classes provide an opportunity for ALL area students, musicians and audiences to observe and learn from these world-class artists.  Please join us for the Sunday, May 17 Master Classes, as well as for the Saturday, May 16 Competition Semifinals (free and open to the public) and Finals (ticketed admission).

Apply Here

Master Class Online Application Fee ($30)