Bassoon Camp

May 31 – June 3, 2020

Hughes Hall

Bassoon Camp is customized for bassoonists of all experience levels in grades 8 through 12. The program atmosphere is designed to be informative, inspirational, supportive and enjoyable. In addition to large-ensemble and chamber music playing, students will learn and refine reed making skills, develop performance enhancement strategies, explore solo repertoire, and much more! Become part of the world-wide community of bassoonists by taking part in Bassoon Camp at Ohio State.

Program director: Professor Karen Pierson, bassoon
Karen Pierson



Eligibility: For students entering grades 8 – 12 in the 2020 – 2021 school year, as well as 2020 high school graduates.

Program fee – commuter: $375 — Tuition and T-shirt only. No housing or meals.
Program fee – resident: $475 — Tuition, T-shirt and housing with three meals per day.

Registration opens here on Feb. 1, 2020.


Registration Deadlines

  • Full registration deadline: May 6
  • Limited registration deadline: May 27

Daily Schedule Overview

  • Sunday — 2:30 p.m. (mandatory orientation) to approx. 9 p.m.
  • Monday–Tuesday — 9:30 a.m. to approx. 9:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday — 9:30 a.m. start; concert at 2:30 p.m.

A detailed daily schedule will be provided approximately three weeks prior to the start of the program.


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