2017 DATES AND LOCATIONS

ENROLLMENT FORMS

TUITION

DEADLINES

RESIDENTIAL CAMPS

CAMP DAY SCHEDULES

TOOL KITS 2017

There are now 3 divisions at Bocal Majority:

  1. Regular
  2. Premier
  3. ADRIT (Advanced Double Reed Institute of Texas)

Regular division is appropriate for all ability levels – groups are determined by audition the first day of camp

Premier division is the highest level group at camp besides ADRIT. Work with a special, high-level instructor (often college professors). Enrollment is limited, no audition necessary. Cost slightly higher than regular.

What do you do:

  • Reed-making!
  • Get to play a contrabassoon or English horn!
  • Play in chamber ensembles
  • Develop vibrato
  • Increase tonguing speed
  • Develop high register playing
  • Increase expressivity in playing
  • Learn/hone tenor clef literacy
  • Instrument purchase guidance
  • Basic emergency instrument repair
  • Have your reeds adjusted by professionals
  • Study music theory

Scholarship Application Form – only for regular and ADRIT camps.  Please do not apply if you’re attending the beginner or band director camps. Firm deadline to apply for scholarship is May 15th.

Which Camp: Beginner Bassoon and Oboe Camps
Who is it for: Usually those entering 6th grade (or anyone who has played for less than 3 months) – those switching instruments welcome, too.

What do you do:

  • Learn how to care for and maintain your instrument
  • Learn the names of the parts and how to put your instrument together safely
  • Learn how to make your reeds last!
  • Learn how to crow the reed
  • Learn how to make a characteristic sound on the bassoon or oboe
  • Learn some basic fingerings
  • Basic music reading/music theory
  • Have fun and meet other young bassoonists or oboists