Rochester, NY – Bocal Majority Bassoon Camp

and Operation O.B.O.E. Camp


Keith Koster, Professor of Bassoon at Nazareth College

Heather Wagner, Professor of Bassoon at Colgate University

Geoffrey Sanford, Professor of Oboe at Nazareth College

Alexandra Shatalov, Oboe Instructor at Eastman Community Music School

Rochester people

When: July 5-9, 2016

Residential students sign in on Tuesday at 4:00pm

Commuter students sign in on Tuesday at 5:00pm

Where:  Nazareth College in Rochester, NY

Cost: $350 for commuter students, $695 for 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)

8:00-8:30am                          Breakfast
9:00-10:00am                        Residential student individual practice time
10:00-11:00am                       Technique class
11:00-12:00pm                       Reed-making session 1
12:00-1:15pm                          Lunch
1:15-2:15pm                            Small Ensembles
2:15-3:15pm                            Reed-making session 2
3:15-3:45pm                           Faculty Recital
4:00-5:00pm                          Large Ensemble
5:00pm                                    Commuters depart campus
5:30-6:30pm                           Dinner
6:30-7:30pm                           Student’s choice
7:30-10:00pm                         Evening activity

THERE WILL BE AN ALL- CAMP RECITAL ON THE LAST DAY OF  CAMP 7/9 at approximately 1:30 – all friends and family are invited to attend (no admission fee).