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.
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
How to Apply
- Complete the online application. An audition is not required.
This program 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.
Experienced players are encouraged to audition for the Advanced Bassoon Institute.
Students interested in a multi-week, ensemble-based program are invited to also apply to the high school summer orchestra and wind symphony program, which begins immediately after this one-week institute.
Instructor of Bassoon, Interlochen Arts Camp Bassoon Institutes
Professor of Bassoon, Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Instructor, Bassoon Institute
Adjunct Faculty, Washburn University
Associate Director of Music for Camp Programs
Instructor of Bassoon, Interlochen Arts Academy and Interlochen Arts Camp
Instructor of Bassoon, Interlochen Arts Academy; University of Kansas