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.
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