High School Bassoon Institute

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 15, 2019 to June 21, 2019
Tuition: $1,270
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. 

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