Glenn Gould School Nurtures Young Bassoonists
The Royal Conservatory in Toronto is one of the foremost schools for music performance on the continent. Buffalo based bassoonist Glenn Einschlag works hard for his students.
“As the bassoon faculty member at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory, it is a privilege to guide my students along their arc of development. Modelled closely after the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia, the Glenn Gould School is comprised of a very intimate student body with a maximum number of five bassoonists at a time. The benefit of this is a tremendous amount of playing experience. Each student performs in the concerts of the RCM Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra, the Opera Orchestra, the Contemporary Ensemble, and the chamber music program. Students have weekly lessons that are at least an hour and a half long, as well as an orchestral repertoire class. Also, we invite two guest artists annually for master classes on solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts. Past guests have included William Short, Ben Kamins, Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Kim Laskowski, Keith Bunke, Christopher Millard, Stephane Levesque, among many others. While the undergraduate program is a fully accredited Bachelor of Music degree, graduate students pursue an Artist Diploma. Far less academically inclined than a Master of Music program, this degree is design to allow students to concentrate primarily on refining their playing and devoting their time towards final preparations for a performance career. Nestled right in the centre of downtown Toronto, the Glenn Gould School is a fantastic place to grow as a bassoonist, musician and artist”.
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