Get performance experience in band, orchestra, and chamber music settings.
The bassoon program is led by Professor Carl Rath.
Discover the many paths open to Conservatory graduates.
Grow your relationship with your instrument in an environment that is friendly, encouraging, and founded on trust and respect. A flexible approach to instruction means you receive individual lessons tailored to your professional goals. You'll also learn the tools of the trade, literally. The practice of reed making is unique to double reed instruments, and you’ll hone your craft in Lawrence’s own double reed workshop.
The Power of Collaboration
What happens when you combine a world-class conservatory with a world-class college? An unmatched undergraduate musical education. At Lawrence, the Conservatory and College experiences are intertwined. Multiple degree options let you be your own muse by connecting your musical passions with your academic interests.
Catch a ViBE
The Viking Bassoon Ensemble is a performance group exclusively for bassoons. Enhance your performance skills like balance and intonation while exploring a wide-ranging repertoire and discovering traditional and non-traditional performance styles. And, of course, you'll also have access to an array of orchestras, bands, and chamber groups.
Sound the Retreat
Bond with your fellow musicians, focus on your craft, and immerse yourself in natural beauty during retreat weekends at Björklunden, a 441-acre estate on the shores of Lake Michigan.
On Any Given Day...
...discover an array of opportunities that await you at Lawrence University.
A musical life awaits. Take the next steps by applying and auditioning.
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