University of Ottawa Bassoon Day!




Darren Hicks and Jo Ann Simpson are inviting eager bassoonists to attend a free day of masterclasses, chat and ensemble fun!

Jo Ann Simpson
Marlene Ngalissamy - bassoon





Guest artist for this event is the new Principal Bassoonist for the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Marlène Ngalissamy!


Date: Sunday, March 12, 2023

Time: 11:00A to 4:30P

Where: Freiman Hall on the University of Ottawa campus (Perez Hall, 50 University Private)


Register for online:






11 am -1:30 pm: Masterclass with UOttawa students Nadia Ingalls, Mia Erickson and Sydney Andrews-Finn, led by Marlene Ngalissamy. 

1:30 pm – 2 pm:  Break

2 pm – 3:30 pm: Open Masterclasses led by UOttawa Bassoon Professors Darren Hicks and Jo Ann Simpson.                                                                                                                                     

Send a joint email to both Jo Ann Simpson ( and Darren Hicks ( to register to play in this masterclass.

3:30-4:30 Rackett of Bassoons Reading Session – open to everyone who plays the bassoon!


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