High School Advanced Bassoon Institute

The advanced bassoon institute is an outstanding summer program for experienced young players. You will spend a week of intensive study with a distinguished faculty of performers and educators. With an enrollment limit of 12, you'll get personalized instruction and the opportunity to perform in master classes.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 20, 2020 to June 26, 2020
Tuition: $1,575
Age range: Students currently in grades 6-9
Currently accepting applications on a rolling admission basis

We’re currently finalizing Interlochen Arts Camp 2021 programs. Please check back soon or contact Admission at admission@interlochen.org.

The goal of advanced bassoon institute is to prepare you for further study at the college or conservatory level. All master classes and clinics will address advanced performing techniques, and will include repertoire you have prepared in advance (a pianist will be provided for accompanied repertoire). Students will also study orchestral excerpts and solo pieces.

Master classes include:

  • Concerto repertoire
  • Sonata repertoire
  • Milde concert studies

In addition, you will participate in the large bassoon ensemble and have practice time and ensemble rehearsals. You will also attend inspiring performances presented by our accomplished faculty.

You will also learn:

  • How to get the most out of your practice time
  • How to improve your reed scraping technique
  • The art of tone production
  • How to cope with performance anxiety
  • About the college audition process
  • Contrabassoon


Audition Requirements

Please submit the following three selections:

Audio or video file #1: Weber – Concerto in F Movement 1 exposition

Audio or video file #2: Milde – Concert Study No. 29

Audio or video file #3: Ravel – Bolero

Applicants to the advanced bassoon institute who are not accepted will be offered admission to the bassoon institute.

Additional Opportunities


Dr. Eric Stomberg

Director of Music, Interlochen Arts Camp; Instructor of Bassoon, Interlochen Arts Academy

Instructor of Bassoon, University of Kansas

Benjamin Kamins

Faculty, Bassoon and Alexander Technique, Interlochen Bassoon Institute

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

Leigh Miller Muñoz

Faculty, Interlochen Bassoon Institutes

Assistant Teaching Professor of Bassoon, University of Missouri; Owner, GoBassoon Reeds LLC

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