High School Bassoon Institute (one week)

At the one-week bassoon institute, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from an accomplished faculty, alongside other motivated student bassoonists. Whether you are a developing or advanced player, an intensive schedule of daily clinics and rehearsals will help you flourish.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 18, 2016 to June 24, 2016
Tuition: $1,150
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12

The goal of this program is to prepare you for further study and explore your potential as a bassoonist, in high school and beyond. During the institute, you will participate in the following:

  • Daily reed-making classes
  • Daily bassoon ensemble rehearsals
  • Individual practice time
  • Large bassoon ensemble
  • Attend evening performances by distinguished faculty and guest artists

You will also learn

  • how to get the most out of your practice time
  • the art of tone production
  • how reeds work
  • how to cope with performance anxiety
  • about the college audition process
  • contrabassoon

This program does not require an audition, and enrolls on a first-come, first-served basis, so early application is advised. Experienced players are encouraged to apply to the Advanced Bassoon Institute, which is held on the same dates. 

Additional Opportunities

Faculty

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

Leigh Miller Muñoz

Faculty, Interlochen Bassoon Institute

Adjunct Faculty in Bassoon, Washburn University and Missouri State University

Benjamin Kamins

Faculty, Bassoon and Alexander Technique, Interlochen Bassoon Institute

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

Keith Buncke

Valade Instructor of Bassoon, Interlochen Arts Camp

 

Principal Bassoon, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Photo Galleries

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