The first meeting of new bassoonists, their teachers and award-winning Canadian composer Sonia Paço-Rocchia was held January 30, 2023.  If you and your students want to join future workshops, please write to us! In the future, we will host a public concert with the students.
This was the first step in real life with real students, following our careful planning sessions. The Council of Canadian Bassoonists’ creation collaboration with avant-garde composer and bassoonist, Sonia Paço-Rocchia is an amazing 2-year project that will result in new works introducing contemporary and extended techniques for BEGINNING and INTERMEDIATE players. Imagine the fun of learning about multiphonics, structured improvisation and live electronics at the beginning along with other basics and fundamentals!

Read more about Sonia Paço-Rocchia and listen to her beautiful work.

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Composer and bassoonist, Sonia Paço-Rocchia


The project will result in six new works for solo bassoon, one for ensemble (flexible instrumentation) and five works for any monodic instrument (including bassoon) with live electronics.
The composer will consult and test the works with teachers and their students, culminating in live and broadcast events hosted by the Council of Canadian Bassoonists sometime in 2023.
Sonia won a creation grant from the Canada Council, yet like many grants received in Canada, she did not quite get the full amount. We will work on fundraising for the live events in the coming year.
The music will be fun for all levels of performer and it will foster curiosity and exploration .
Enjoy this existing duo for two bassoons, La Boîte en Canelle.