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.
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
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.
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.
Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers a bassoon performance major for grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.
Faculty, Bassoon and Alexander Technique, Interlochen Bassoon Institute
Lynette S. Autrey Professor of Bassoon, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University
Faculty, Interlochen Bassoon Institutes
Assistant Teaching Professor of Bassoon, University of Missouri; Owner, GoBassoon Reeds LLC
Associate Director of Music for Camp Programs; Instructor of Bassoon, Interlochen Arts Academy; Faculty, Interlochen Bassoon Institutes
Instructor of Bassoon, University of Kansas
Faculty, Interlochen Bassoon Institute
Assistant Professor of Bassoon, University of Arkansas