Aspen Music Festival And School

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Important Information
  • Fellowships and scholarships available to full-session applicants. Click here to learn more about our Fellowships and Financial Assistance 
  • Applicants should submit the financial aid form for access to all funding opportunities
  • VIDEO audition recordings are required
  • Bassoon fellowship recipient is chosen from the general applicant pool
  • Applicants interested in a contrabassoon fellowship must submit additional contrabassoon repertoire
  • Students under the age of 18 do not play in orchestra but may take private lessons and participate in chamber music
Fees & Deadlines
Deadline: January 5, 2022
Application open September 15, 2021

Application Fee

$25 September 15-October 15, 2021
$60 October 16-December 1, 2021
$125 December 2, 2021-January 5, 2022
Teaching Faculty

Bassoon

Full Session

ORCHESTRAL OPPORTUNITIES 

The Aspen Music Festival and School bassoon department offers the opportunity to play premier assignments alongside artist-faculty from major U.S. orchestras or as principal in a variety of ensembles. For details on the student orchestral experience, please see the Orchestra/Instrumental program page. 

Note:  Not all bassoon students are expected to play contrabassoon in orchestra. However, those who have the ability and interest will be given opportunities. Please bring your contrabassoon if possible.

Please see our Fellowships and Financial Aid page to learn more about our many fellowship and scholarship opportunities.

 

HOW TO APPLY 

APPLICATION OPEN SEPTEMBER 15

  • Resume required
  • Two letters of recommendation encouraged but not required
     

 

AUDITION REPERTOIRE

STANDARD BASSOON REPERTOIRE

All bassoon applicants must submit the required standard bassoon repertoire in individual video tracks

  • MOZART: Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major, K. 191 (1st movement to the end of exposition); accompaniment not required
  • STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring (opening)
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV: Scheherazade, op. 35 (2nd movement, solo plus the cadenzas)
  • RAVEL: Bolero (solo)
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, op. 36 (2nd movement, solo)
     

 

CONTRABASSOON FELLOWSHIP CONSIDERATION 

Please include all repertoire above on bassoon and below on contrabassoon in individual video tracks.

  • RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite (solo)
  • RAVEL: Piano Concerto for Left Hand in D major (solo)
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, op. 67 (4th movement, Allegro, m. 374-464)
  • J. S. BACH: Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello in G major, BWV 1007 (Gigue)

 

CLICK HERE TO REQUEST ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Recording Specifications
  • Recordings must be recent: made no more than three months prior to application.
  • Each excerpt or work must be played through without stopping.
  • All excerpts and works must be uploaded in the order listed.
  • Please label each upload with the name of the excerpt or work. DO NOT include your name.

Robert Spano, Music Director

Alan Fletcher, President and CEO