High School Bassoon Institute

The one-week bassoon institute is designed for any bassoonist seeking an opportunity to learn from leading faculty and motivated peers. Daily clinics and rehearsals will help developing players advance their abilities while more experienced players will flourish. All participants will perform in the final concert in the large bassoon ensemble and in small groups. Students will also learn to make reed blanks and some basic reed finishing.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 14, 2014 to June 20, 2014
Tuition: $1,075
Age range: Grades 9-12

Summer 2014 programs have concluded, but we'd love to have you join us next year! Join our mailing list, and you'll be among the first to know about summer 2015 programs.

During this one-week program, students will participate in the following:

  • Daily reed making classes
  • Daily ensemble rehearsals
  • Individual practice time
  • Large bassoon ensemble
  • Attend evening performances

Sample clinic topics include:

  • The art of practicing
  • The art of tone production
  • How reeds work
  • Coping with performance anxiety

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


George Sakakeeny

Faculty, Interlochen Bassoon Institutes

Professor of Bassoon, Oberlin Conservatory of Music

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 Institutes

Adjunct Faculty in Bassoon, Washburn University and Missouri State University

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