High School Advanced Bassoon Institute (one week)

The advanced bassoon institute is an outstanding summer program for experienced young players. You will spend a week of intensive study with a distinguished faculty of performers and educators. With an enrollment limit of 12, you'll get personalized instruction and the opportunity to perform in master classes.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 17, 2017 to June 23, 2017
Tuition: $1,190
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

We are no longer accepting applications for this summer 2017 program.

The goal of advanced bassoon institute is to prepare you for further study at the college or conservatory level. All master classes and clinics will address advanced performing techniques, and will include repertoire you have prepared in advance (a pianist will be provided for accompanied repertoire). Students will also study orchestral excerpts and solo pieces.

Master classes include:

  • Concerto repertoire
  • Sonata repertoire
  • Milde concert studies

In reed making sessions, you will learn how to improve your reed scraping technique.

In addition, you will participate in the large bassoon ensemble and have practice time and ensemble rehearsals. You will also attend inspiring performances presented by our accomplished faculty.

Audition Requirements

Please submit the following three selections:

Audio or video file #1: Weber – Concerto in F Movement 1 exposition

Audio or video file #2: Milde – Concert Study No. 29

Audio or video file #3: Ravel – Bolero

Applicants to the advanced bassoon institute who are not accepted will be offered admission to the bassoon institute.

Additional Opportunities


Dr. Eric Stomberg

Associate Director of Music for Camp Programs; Instructor of Bassoon, Interlochen Arts Academy; Faculty, Interlochen Bassoon Institutes

Instructor of Bassoon, University of Kansas

Benjamin Kamins

Faculty, Bassoon and Alexander Technique, Interlochen Bassoon Institute

Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Bassoon, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University 

Leigh Miller Muñoz

Faculty, Interlochen Bassoon Institute

Adjunct Faculty in Bassoon, Washburn University and Missouri State University

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