A Virtual Treasure Chest

COCB Board Member Nicolas Richard is a member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Orchestra.  He offers a treasure trove of links to bassoonists wanting solid access to valuable educational material.  Here are a few of his favourite sites…

A fantastic collection of parts, scores, and pedagogical insights on some of the most commonly asked audition test pieces: OrchestralBassoon.com

Swiss-based, Canadian historical bassoonist Andrew Burns’ website that is rich with instructional video content.

The great Norman Herzberg developed a systematic approach to reed-making. Here is a video series featuring bassoon icons: Kamins, Craypo, Einschlag, Short and Maner.

 Barrick Stees, the Assistant Principal Bassoon of the Cleveland Orchestra, has maintained an important website for years.  It features many helpful resources for students and professionals: 

Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Professor at University of Texas/Austin, has been a hugely successful teacher for decades.  She offers instructional videos and additional resources for beginner to intermediate students.   

The distinguished American teacher Terry Ewell has assembled an impressive collection of bassoon-related resources. 

Looking for the next orchestral opening?  Here are three big lists, starting with the Canadian orchestras.  Orchestras Canada  
Musical Chairs

We all love this one – build your own bassoon fingering chart! Brett Pimental 

Do you have a favourite bassoon site?  Let Nic know!