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November 9, 2012
Often considered to be the most difficult woodwind to learn and play, the mastery of the bassoon is a reward in and of itself. The instrument's sound has been likened to the warm, dark, and reedy timbre of the male baritone voice. At Bassoon-a-RAM-a, students have a remarkable opportunity to take part in a lecture and masterclass with bassoonists from all over Colorado.
In November 2010 over 50 bassoon players and enthusiasts from across the state came together for the first biannual Bassoon-a-RAM-a event at Colorado State University.
Registered participants ranged in age from 12 to 60, and for many, Bassoon-a-RAMa was the largest gathering of bassoonists in their experience.
Todd Queen, chair, Department of Music, Theatre, and Dance, congratulated Gary Moody, Ph.D., on the continued success of Bassoon-a-RAM-a. "This kind of ingenuity is a great model for our entire faculty, and the rewards are clearly paying dividends," said Queen.
Bassoon-a-RAM-a welcomes special guest David Sogg, Co-Principal Bassoon with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
Activities include a lecture and masterclass by Sogg and a closing recital with guest artists.
To register, contact Gary Moody at Gary.Moody@colostate.edu.
Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603