Bassoon Studio

Welcome to the Ohio State Bassoon Studio web pages!

I am pleased that you are considering the musical possibilities at Ohio State. Explore our pages to learn about the studio, hear musical samples and meet some of our alumni.

One of the best ways to get acquainted with a university and its School of Music is to take advantage of its outreach programs. This is an excellent way to experience campus and get to know both the faculty and current students.

High school students: consider attending our Double Reed Honors Invitational, open by nomination (April), and our Bassoon Camp (May 31–June 3). Middle and high school students might ask their band directors to consider nominating them for our annual honor band events — High School Honor Band Weekend and Middle School Honor Band Festival. Learn more about all of these as well as other School of Music Outreach opportunities.

Prospective music majors should consider taking advantage of our admissions events — Spring Visit Day, for all high school students considering majoring in music (April); and Practice Audition Day, for prospective music majors who would like to learn how to better prepare a college audition (October).

Continue to get to know us by attending a concert on campus or subscribing to our YouTube channel to see our concerts via live stream. Follow the School of Music on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you would like to visit, email to make an appointment. And, feel free to contact me ( with questions anytime.

We look forward to meeting you!

Karen PiersonKaren Pierson
Associate Professor, bassoon




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