From College of Fine Arts and Communications
Laycock Center for Creative Collaboration in the Arts. Ten double bass students from BYU and their professor, Eric Hansen, had the opportunity to attend the Prague Conservatory for a week. The BYU bassists also had a chance to meet with, play for, and be critiqued by Professor Jiri Valenta of the Czech Philharmonic. Valenta, who has taught at the conservatory since 1995 and been the head of the double bass department for the last three years, took the time to listen as each BYU bassist played for him.