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.

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Martin Garcia

Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon

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Christopher Brandon Sales

Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon

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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.

Pre-screening and Audition Requirements

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 1 in order to be considered for admissions and invited for an audition.

Pre-screening Requirements

  • A solo work for bassoon
  • An etude by Milde
  • Two standard orchestral excerpts

Audition

Audition Requirements

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

Pre-screening

Applicants must submit the required pre-screening materials via getacceptd.com/ccm on or before December 1 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).


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