Northern California – Bocal Majority Bassoon Camp

and Operation O.B.O.E. Camp


David Wells, Professor of Bassoon at Sacramento State University

Deborah Schidler, Professor of Oboe at Sacramento State University

Cindy Behmer, Freelance Professional Oboist and Instructor

Ben Hoadley, Professor of Bassoon at the University of Aukland


When: July 16-21, 2018

Residential students sign in on Monday at 4:00pm

Commuter students sign in on Monday at 5:00pm

Where:  Sacramento State University

Cost: $350 for commuter students ($450 for Premier), $700 for residential ($800 for Premier residential). 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 7/21 at 11am – all friends and family are invited to attend (no admission fee).