An innovative, internationally known bassist and educator will visit West Virginia University’s School of Music for a master class, lectures and recital Sept. 14 and 15.

Barry Green will speak on “The Mastery of Music” at 3 p.m. in Bloch Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center, and “The Inner Game of Music” at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, in 440 Creative Arts Center. He will lead a master class at 5 p.m. that same day in Bloch Hall.

Green’s recital will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, in Bloch Hall, 200A Creative Arts Center. His eclectic program will include pieces by Johann Adam Birkenstock, George Gershwin, �stor Piazzolla, and Andr�s Martin.

Green served as principal bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra for 28 years. More recently, he’s served as principal bassist for the California Symphony in Walnut Creek and the Sun Valley Summer Symphony in Sun Valley, Idaho. A former executive director of the International Society of Bassists, Green currently teaches at the University of California Santa Cruz and is active as a soloist, clinician, and speaker.

Green has written three books on the ‘mind-body and spirit’ of performing musicians. He is author of the Doubleday book “The Inner Game of Music,” with W. Timothy Gallwey, and DVD (1986) which deals with musicians reaching their potential in performance and learning which has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide. He has written seven Inner Game of Music Workbooks published by GIA Music for keyboard, voice, instruments and ensembles.



CONTACT: David Welsh, WVU College of Creative Arts

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