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Bassoon

Placement Video Guidelines:
Two contrasting pieces that demonstrate technique and expression, plus two or three octave chromatic scale, played twice, slow and fast. Piano accompaniment is optional. Time: 2-5 minutes.

Faculty: Christian B. Smith

Enrollment is limited to 6 bassoonists

Performance activities for SummerFestival bassoonists range from band, orchestra, choir, and chamber music.

Each bassoonist will attend several master classes during the week. Master classes will focus on the fundamentals of bassoon performance, such as: tone production, tonguing, finger technique, articulation, reed–making, and more.
In preparation for SummerFest, it is suggested (not required) that bassoonists be able to perform the following:

  • major scales to 3 flats/sharps, two octaves if possible
  • chromatic scale, 2 octaves if possible
  • sight–read music in time signatures of 2/4, 3/4, 4/4

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