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The Online Journal of Bass Research (OJBR) is a refereed electronic journal, published by the International Society of Bassists. The OJBR is published solely in an electronic format, accessible free of charge.

Volume 18 of the OJBR presents E-portfolios as Learning Tools for Applied Double Bass Study; a Research-Based, Practice Oriented Approach by Mark Elliot Bergman.

Mark Bergman's award-winning article examines the use of E-portfolios in double bass applied teaching on the college level. More importantly, the article offers practical lesson plans. Any bassist who is involved in studio teaching would be interested in this article, as would any studio teacher on any instrument.

The article was the winner of the 2022 ISB Research Competition, in the Professional Division.

Dr. Mark Elliot Bergman is the Director of Strings and Orchestral Studies at Sheridan College and the double bass studio instructor at the University of Wyoming. He is also the Assistant Principal Double Bassist of the Billings Symphony Orchestra. During the summer, Mark performs with Assisi Performing Arts in Assisi, Italy and the Peter Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon. He is the former Principal Double Bassist of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and the Mato Grosso Chamber Orchestra in Cuiabá, Brazil. He formerly served as a Professor of Music History and Ensemble Director at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. With Wyoming Baroque, Mark released three CDs, two featuring his original compositions for historically informed performers. He received the 2018 Performing Arts Fellowship from the Wyoming Arts Council to recognize his work as a composer and performer. Mark has published two books about popular music pedagogy. He earned his doctorate from George Mason University in 2015, and he also holds degrees from Yale University, the Eastman School of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music.

Call for Papers: The OJBR is soliciting original manuscripts from scholars and practitioners. Please view the Submission Guidelines for more information.