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