So, I've been accepted to the summer program at Round Top in Texas where I can study with James VanDemark and Barry Liebermann. I'm also going to be hearing from the Chautauqua Institute where I could study with Curtis Burris. The only thing I really know about any of the teachers is that VanDemark is not going to focus on orchestral playing. As far as the festivals, I have some friends from my school that went last summer and loved it, but they're not bassists. Does anyone have any first hand experience at either festival or have experience with the teachers? I'd appreciate any input. Thanks.