Bassoon Intensive for High School Students

At the one-week Bassoon Intensive, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from an accomplished faculty, alongside other motivated student bassoonists. Whether you are a developing or advanced player, a rigorous schedule of daily clinics and rehearsals will help you flourish.

Program length: 1 week
Program dates:
June 19, 2021 to June 25, 2021
Tuition: $1,625
Age range: Students currently in grades 9-12
Priority deadline: 
January 14, 2021

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 intensive, 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

Audition Requirements

Please submit video recordings featuring two contrasting works: one demonstrating lyricism and another demonstrating technique. Appropriate works include etudes, solo works, and movements from sonatas or concerti. No accompaniment necessary

Experienced players are encouraged to audition for the Advanced Bassoon Intensive.

Additional Opportunities

Faculty

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

Dr. Eric Stomberg

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

Instructor of Bassoon, University of Kansas

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