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Why Take Bassoon Intensive
The bassoon is a delightful and challenging instrument. This is your chance to explore your craft alongside other talented musicians. While at Interlochen, you'll spend your time in workshops, master classes, and performing chamber music designed to help you flourish as a bassoonist.
What You'll Learn
During this intensive, you will develop new skills, technique, and confidence. Our program will prepare you for further advanced study as a bassoonist and explore your potential as a musician and performer.
Our curriculum includes:
- Daily reed-making classes
- Daily bassoon ensemble rehearsals
- Individual practice time
- Large bassoon ensemble
You will also learn:
- Efficient practice technique
- The art of tone production
- The science of reeds
- Performance anxiety coping methods
- The college audition process
- Master Classes
- Reed Making
- Large Bassoon Ensemble
Meet the Faculty
Our faculty are prestigious bassoonists and educators. Each summer, they come to Interlochen to work with talented and motivated students. They are eager to share their knowledge and real-world experience to help you grow.
Our bassoon faculty are professional musicians and instructors who teach at Interlochen and other sought-after institutions around the globe. They are professional artists who are active participants in the music world. They are thoughtful, supportive, and eager to help you as you develop your career.
The Music Center
Our state-of-the-art music facility has two 3,500 square-foot rehearsal halls, two recording studios—which allow for rehearsal and performance recordings in multiple venues on campus—multiple ensemble and practice rooms, and individual faculty teaching studios. Learn more about The Music Center.
You are also welcome to apply to the Orchestra & Wind program, which starts immediately following this one-week intensive.
Interlochen is also home to the Arts Academy boarding high school, which offers six music programs for students in grades 9-12, as well as a post-graduate year.
Hear from former Interlochen Arts Camp Bassoon Intensive student Keith Buncke who's now the Principal Bassoonist at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Keith also attended Interlochen Arts Academy.