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Bassoon-a-RAMa Nov. 19

November 18, 2010

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 provides the bass of the woodwind section and has been likened to the warm, dark, and reedy timbre of the male baritone voice. AT CSU's Bassoon-a-RAMa, students have a remarkable opportunity to take part in a lecture and masterclass with bassoonists from all over Colorado.

Friday, Nov. 19
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
University Center for the Arts

Largest gathering of bassoonists

Bassoon-a-RAMa brings together bassoonists from across Colorado, and for many students, is the largest gathering of bassoonists in their experience.

This year’s guest is Kathleen McLean, Associate Professor of Bassoon at Indiana University and former associate principal bassoon with the Toronto Symphony.

Acclaimed orchestral bassoonist

Kathleen McLean is one of the most acclaimed orchestral bassoonists in North America. Internationally recognized, McLean was the associate principal bassoon of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra from 1992 to 2009 and is a sought-after chamber and orchestral musician, recitalist, and teacher.

Lecture, masterclass

The day includes a lecture and masterclass by McLean, Bassoon Band and closing recital. To register, contact Gary Moody at


  • $25 – open to the public

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