Bassoon

Male bassoon student performs with the wind ensemble in Corbett Auditorium

The study of bassoon at CCM is strongly performance based. The cornerstone of all degree programs is private lessons with faculty, who serve as mentors for students and direct their individual musical, performing and teaching growth. 

The curriculum emphasizes the development of the well-rounded, holistic musician by providing a solid background in music history and theory as well as areas specific to each musical medium. Undergraduate students enjoy a close collaboration with the University of Cincinnati through a general education core that supplements their education with academic course work while graduate students specialize more precisely in their chosen field.

Faculty

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Martin Garcia

Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon

513-556-3442

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Christopher Brandon Sales

Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon

513-556-3442


Performance Studies Division Head and Staff

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James Bunte

Division Head of Performances Studies; Professor of Saxophone

513-556-0825

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Claudia C. Penn

Executive Staff Assistant

513-556-3442

CCM's admissions process begins on August 1 (undergraduate) and September 1 (graduate) for entrance in the following year's fall semester. All application materials must be submitted on or before December 1 to be considered for specific scholarship awards. Visit the CCM Admissions website for additional application instructions.

Bassoon - BM

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 3 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Pre-screening Requirements
  • A solo work for bassoon
  • An etude by Milde, Weissenborn, or the equivalent.
  • Two standard orchestral excerpts

Audition

Audition Requirements
  • All major and minor scales and arpeggios 
  • Two contrasting solo selections 
  • Two orchestral excerpts (minimum)

Bassoon - MM, DMA, AD

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 3 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Pre-screening Requirements
  • Selections from two contrasting solo works
  • Three of the following standard excerpts:
    • Beethoven Symphony No. 4
    • Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4
    • Scheherazade
    • Rite of Spring
    • Marriage of Figaro overture

Audition

Audition Requirements

Selections which represent current performance capabilities from a variety of musical styles and periods (orchestral excerpts are highly recommended).


News and Events

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View digital programs for upcoming CCM performances

August 17, 2022

During the 2022-23 performance season, the UC College-Conservatory of Music will continue to offer digital programs for all of its free and ticketed events in place of printed programs. These paperless programs will be available on CCM's website, and they can also be accessed via smartphone/mobile device by scanning the Quick Response (QR) code displayed outside of each CCM performance venue.

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CCM shares fall 2022 schedule of performances and public events

August 12, 2022

Audiences are invited to return to the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s (CCM) concert halls and theaters to experience world-class performances and presentations by the next generation of performing and media artists! The college’s fall 2022 schedule of free and ticketed events is now available. Tickets go on sale beginning on Monday, Aug. 22, through the CCM Box Office website.

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