2024 Conference Info

Welcome ! This year we celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Richard Davis Foundation for Young Bassists, founded as a 501c3 in 1994.

We also honor the passing of our founder, Richard Davis this year.


Conference Schedule

The workshop activities during the day Friday & Saturday (9am-6pm) are for pre-registered young-bassists age 3-18 and their families. Due to facility security policies, only those declared as family/guardians of young bassists, volunteers, and clinicians will be admitted.

Families of young bassists under age 17 are encouraged to attend classes as a way to support their young bassist, however they are not required to be in classes with the young bassist; they may stay on site in any of the designated parent waiting areas or other lounge areas at MY Arts.

A full schedule of conference activities is available here: 2024 Schedule


Concerts are free (unticketed) and open to the public! Doors will open after 6pm for the 7:00 concert, which will be in the Starlit Theater on the 4th floor.

As is tradition for the conference, Friday will feature the Clinicians, and Saturday will be the All-Conference concert, designed to showcase the hard work young bassists have put in over the past two days.