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From lessons to ensemble rehearsal and concerts to recitals, there is always something going on in the Bassoon Studio at Capital University.
Bassoon majors take weekly lessons with Professor Weait. In lessons, students perform assigned materials from each of the following categories, advancing in difficulty from the first through fourth year.
Bassoon majors and some minors perform at jury for the woodwind faculty at the end of each semester. A jury performance has four components:
The Conservatory's reed room is a dedicated, secure space for all phases of reed-making by oboe and bassoon students. It contains a profiling machine and other reed-making tools.
The Conservatory of Music at Capital University maintains a collection of bassoons for use by registered Capital University students who play the bassoon in Conservatory ensembles. The collection includes four brand-new Fox bassoons and a Fox contrabassoon.
The Bassoon Monsoon at Capital University meets once a week as a studio class under the direction of Chris Weait. Students with majors outside of the Conservatory who wish to continue playing the bassoon, bassoon majors and minors are all eligible for the class with permission of the instructor.
The class works on bassoon-related issues (reed-making, practicing strategies and technical matters), perform for each other and as a bassoon ensemble. In addition to standard works for bassoons, the ensemble repertoire also includes arrangements, transcriptions and new compositions. Students are encouraged to compose for the class. As "Bassoon Monsoon" the class performs regularly on campus and in the Columbus area. Contact Christopher Weait, Adjunct Bassoon Instructor, if you are interested in joining the ensemble.
If you are a bassoonist interested in majoring in music or if you are a bassoonist who is interested in another major area and you would like to find out more about Capital University and the Conservatory of Music's musical and degree offerings, feel free to contact Professor Weait for more information. A campus visit can include the following:
Capital University is a private four-year undergraduate institution and graduate school located in the Columbus, Ohio, neighborhood of Bexley. Copyright © 2014 Capital University