Department of Woodwinds

Welcome to the IU Bassoon Day!

What is Bassoon Day?


Bassoon Day is an annual event hosted by the bassoon studio at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music. Each year, we host a myriad of guest clinicians, vendors, and specialists from all over the bassoon world. In addition to the hosts, William Ludwig and Kathleen McLean, the event features a keynote guest artist for masterclasses, performances, and lecturers. Past guest artists have included Bram van Sambeek and Richard Hoenich! This year's guest artist will be Christopher Millard, principal bassoon of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and former bassoonist of the Vancouver Symphony, and the World Orchestra for Peace. 


Masterclasses are available for all levels of player, and are by no means limited to current IU students. Typically there will be masterclasses for middle and high school students, as well as separate classes for college age students and young professionals.

There will also be the tables for many of the leading vendors of double reed goods, repair options, instruments to try, bocals, reed supplies, music, and more!

Please fill out this short form to attend IU's 2016 Bassoon Day:

Bassoon Day Application

Bassoon Day 2016 Schedule of Events- coming soon!


Check out previous years to see what the IU Bassoon Day is all about!

- 2014

- 2013

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