SBE is June 16 - June 22, 2013
Summer Bassoon Extravaganza is a weeklong experience that features bassoon and contrabassoon master classes, instruction in reed making, chamber music and a bassoon choir. The camp is designed for aspiring bassoonists grades 8th-12th, college students as well as adult bassoon aficionados. Once again, the camp will be held at Emory University. Nestled in the peaceful, tree-lined suburban neighborhood of Druid Hills, Emory will quickly become home away from home. The camp package includes all camp activities (e.g. master classes, coaching, chamber music, bassoon choir, room and board, and redesigned 2011 SBE T-shirt). Campers will have access to the Emory-Woodruff PE center and campus security. The week culminates in performances by faculty and students.
SBE 2013 Faculty
Shelly Unger, DMA the founding director of SBE, is a freelance player, private teacher and Artist Affiliate Bassoon Instructor at Emory University. She also teaches at Reinhardt University.
Michael Dicker the full-time resident professor of bassoon at Illinois State University, is principal bassoonist with the Peoria Symphony and member of the Sonneries quintet.
Jennifer Philpott is a bassoonist, private instructor/clinician and gifted music educator who specializes in working with young musicians.
Roger Soren, assistant principal bassoonist and contrabassoonist of the Louisville Orchestra since 1989, is currently acting contrabassoonist of the Colorado Symphony in Denver. An active teacher, Roger has held positions at Indiana University, Western Kentucky University and Bellarmine University.
Guest Artists and Clinicians
Carl Nitchie is the longtime principal bassoonist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and also an Artist Affiliate Bassoon Instructor at Emory University.
Jeff McCray, professor of bassoon, University of Nebraska
Dr. Scott A. Stewart, the director of instrumental music at Emory University, conducts the SBE Bassoon Choir.