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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.

Friday, Nov. 16
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
University Center for the Arts

Largest gathering of bassoonists

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.

Guest musician and lecturer

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.

  • $25 registration ($30 after Nov. 1)
  • Fee includes a t-shirt and lunch.

To register, contact Gary Moody at

Contact: Jennifer Clary
Phone: (970) 491-3603