Bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson co-founded the Council of Canadian Bassoonists in 2006.
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“Bassoon players have always tended to be innately philanthropic, giving reeds, lessons, music and sometimes even bassoons to those who want to learn. Ever since I was a student, I wanted to create something permanent that captures the charitable instinct of great bassoon teachers and eager students, somewhere people could turn when they needed help and answers, and where the influence of my mentors and noble colleagues could be emulated and passed on to others. In creating the COCB, I wanted to give myself and other Canadian bassoonists a lasting context, something that can grow over time and with contributions from many gifted people. We have so much to offer as teachers, mentors, and performers. I believe that creating an enduring charity sustains general bassoon education and gives me and others an inclusive teaching forum that we can return to and develop throughout our careers. And because this is an official, government-recognized charity, it can exist for many generations for the benefit of musicians and the people who love to listen to music. ”
—-excerpt from Council of Canadian Bassoonists – now that’s a good idea!