George   Amorim

Associate Professor  

Office: EPACB 2.130
Phone: (956) 665-2869
Email: george.amorim@utrgv.edu
Website: www.georgeamorim.com

Dr. George Amorim

Dr. Amorim focus on researching Baroque and Classical repertoire from the 17th and 18th centuries. He also devotes much of his efforts to the systematization of the technical pedagogical material for the double bass.





Selected Publications


  • George Amorim. "A Pyramid Scheme…the good kind!," Dallas, TX: Bass World Magazine 39, no. 1 (September 2016): 9-12.

  • George Amorim. "Bass Player: From School to College – Bridging the Gap," Dallas, TX: Bass World Magazine 28, no. 2 (August 2006): 11-13.



Selected Presentations


  • George Amorim. "271: George Amorim on building a double bass empire," Contrabass Conversations/Blog & Podcast, Online (November 2016)

  • George Amorim. ""Music without borders - a cultural journey"," Brown Bag Luncheon, Friends of the Edinburg Library, Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Public Library (February 2016)

  • George Amorim. "Building a Pyramid for Studio Success," International Society of Bassists Convention, International Society of Bassists, Rochester, NY (June 2013)

  • George Amorim. "“Intonation at Your Fingertips”– Tact and Intonation," ISB – International Society of Bassists Convention, Oklahoma City (June 2007)

  • George Amorim. "The Demands of Graduate School," State University of Santa Catarina–UDESC, Florianopolis, Brazil (May 2007)

  • George Amorim. "Workshop on Double Bass Teaching for Orchestra Teachers," McAllen Independent School District, (October 2006)

  • George Amorim. "“Start Early! Thumb Posi tion for beginners.”," TMEA – Texas Music Educators Association Convention, TMEA – Texas Music Educators Association, San Antonio, TX (February 2006)

  • George Amorim. "Workshop on Double Bass Teaching for Orchestra Teachers," Irving Independent School District, (August 2004)

  • George Amorim. "Presenter of “A Musical Planet"," (2000)



Selected Performances and Exhibitions


  • George Amorim. "TEXAS ALL-STATE STRINGS CAMP," Spring, TX (2018)

  • "Aruba Symphony Festival," Aruba Symphony Orchestra. Oranjestad, Aruba (2018)

  • George Amorim. "2018 Texas Hill Country Bass Camp," Austin, TX (2018)

  • and Daniela Mut. "Classical Music Institute," Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio. San Antonio, TX, USA (2018)

  • and Daniela Diaz. "Classical Music Institute," Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio. San Antonio, TX, USA (2018)

  • George Amorim. " I CORDAS POA I Festival de Cordas de Porto Alegre," Porto Alegre, Brazil (2018)

  • Joel Pagan " I CORDAS POA I Festival de Cordas de Porto Alegre," Porto Alegre, Brazil (2018)

  • George Amorim. "Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra," Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra. Corpus Christi (2018)

  • George Amorim. "TEXAS ALL-STATE STRINGS CAMP," Spring, TX (2017)

  • Andres Vela "Aruba Symphony Festival," Aruba Symphony Orchestra. Oranjestad, Aruba (2017)

Current Courses

MUEN 3133 04 - Chamber Music for Strings:
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MUAP 4213 01 - Applied String Bass VII:
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MUSI 3122 04 - Supervised Applied Teachng III:
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MUEN 1133 04 - Chamber Music for Strings:
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MUSI 4299 03 - Senior Recital/Capstone:
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MUSI 3213 01 - Orchestral Techniques:
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MUSI 3204 02 - Instrumental Literature:
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MUAP 3213 01 - Applied String Bass V:
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MUSI 3120 01 - Supervised Applied Teaching I:
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MUAP 2263 01 - Applied String Bass IV:
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MUAP 4263 01 - Applied String Bass VIII:
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MUAP 6267 01 - Applied Double Bass:
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MUAP 1213 01 - Applied String Bass I:
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MUAP 3263 01 - Applied String Bass VI:
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