Abilene – Bocal Majority Bassoon Camp

and Operation O.B.O.E. Camp


Susie Rockett, Professor of Oboe, McMurry University

Dr. Jeff Womack, Professor of Bassoon, Angelo State University








When: July 5-8, 2017

Residential students sign in on Wednesday at 1:00pm

Commuter students sign in on Wednesday at 1:00pm

Where:  McMurry University in Abilene


$265 for commuter students

$365 for Premier commuter students

$400 for residential students

$500 for Premier residential students

(residential cost includes 3 meals per day, commuter cost includes lunch)

Who: any oboe or bassoon player (beginner, intermediate, advanced divisions)

This is a really great event to come learn reed-making and adjusting, play some great double-reed chamber music and get to work with some AMAZING faculty members and guest artists!

Residential students get to stay in modern dorms in double occupancy, air-conditioned rooms.  Adult male and female RAs stay in the dorms for 24 access and supervision, including our camp manager.


General Daily Schedule (Sample – each day may be slightly adjusted for special programming)

8:00-9:00am                   Breakfast
9:00-9:45am                   Required individual practice time
10:00-10:55am               Special Topics (Premier: Masterclass)
11:00-11:55am                Reed-making session 1
12:00-1:00pm                 Lunch
1:10-2:10pm                   Reed-making session 2
2:15-3:30pm                   Small Ensembles
3:30-3:45pm                   Break
3:50-4:15pm                   Faculty Recital
4:20-4:55pm                   Large Ensemble
4:55-5:00pm                   Packup
5:00-6:00pm                   Dinner
6:00-7:00pm                   Individual time/room/practice
7:00-10:00pm                 Evening activity
10:00pm                         Lights out – students in their own rooms

THERE WILL BE AN ALL- CAMP RECITAL ON THE LAST DAY OF  CAMP 7/8 at 11am – all friends and family are invited to attend (no admission fee).