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3rd ANNUAL Bassoon DAY

November 2, 2013

The Morehead State University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance is pleased to announce its Annual Bassoon Day, Saturday, November 2, 2013, to be held in Baird Music Hall and at Morehead State University.  This clinic is meant for all bassoonists from beginners to professionals and will include activities for all – group master classes, bassoon ensemble, solo master classes and an opening and closing recital.  In addition, a clinic on preparation for All-State Bassoon Auditions will be held in the afternoon and teachers (bassoonists and non-bassoonists alike) are encouraged to attend – professional development certificates will be provided.  This year’s guest artist is Dr. Michael Burns from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, a Yamaha Bassoon Artist.

Cost of the Bassoon Day is $30 for all students. Teacher participants, MSU students, parents and chaperones attend free of charge.

Everyone is strongly encouraged to register by Monday, October 21 to ensure the availability of materials and t-shirts.  However, late and on-site registrations will be accepted.  

MSU bassoon alumni and other adult bassoonists are also welcome to participate in the Bassoon Day events.  Pre-registration is required to participate in the Bassoon Choir and clinics with Dr. Oyen and the guest artist.

We thank the following for their financial support: Yamaha Corporation, Hurst Music, Don Wilson Music, Boyd County Band Boosters, Morehead State Public Radio and the Morehead State University Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.

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Information for Participants

Call 606.783.204 or e-mail for more information.

These links to brochure and registration form are currently under construction and will be updated soon:

2013 Guest Artist

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Bassoonist Michael Burns has an active career as a teacher and performer. He is Professor of bassoon at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and is a Yamaha Performing Artist. He has recorded for the Centaur, CAP, Telarc, EMI, Klavier, and Mark labels and his solo CD Primavera: Music for Bassoon and Piano by Bassoonists (2009) was released to critical acclaim. He currently performs as a soloist, in chamber groups, and orchestrally with numerous recent performances at International Double Reed Society conventions, recitals and masterclasses throughout North America, Germany, China and the South Pacific. He serves as principal bassoon with the Asheville Symphony, the North Carolina Opera Company, and the Carolina Ballet and as bassoonist in the EastWind Ensemble, the Blue Mountain Ensemble, and Forecast Music. He also performs regularly with the North Carolina, and Greensboro Symphonies and as a guest with the Ciompi Quartet and Mallarme Chamber Players. His students have earned positions on the faculties of some of the leading universities in the U.S. In summers, Burns has been associated with the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Tuscany, Italy, the Eastern Music Festival and the Affetti and Chugach Music Festivals in Alaska. For more information please visit: 

Shawn Copeland – Alexander Technique Guest Speaker

An advocate for new music and an avid chamber musician, Shawn Copeland is a founding member of the Tosca Duo, and the Relevents Wind Quintet.  As a teacher and clarinetist, Shawn has presented master classes, recitals and premiered works throughout Ireland, Germany, Japan, Mexico and the US. He serves as the Bass Clarinetist with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra and the E-flat Clarinetist with the Winston Salem Symphony. He currently teaches at High Point University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and has served on the faculties of Stetson University, Coastal Carolina University, North Carolina A&T University and Mars Hill College. He completed the DMA and MM from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the BM from Stetson University.  As an accredited teacher of Alexander Technique and a specialist in Body Mapping, Shawn has dedicated his research to working with musicians and performers.  He qualified as a teacher of the Alexander Technique in 2006 after a five year apprenticeship with Marsha Paludan.  Those who have guided his learning and influenced his teaching include Sarah Barker, Glenna Batson, Dale Beaver, Bill Conable, Donna Doellinger, and Robin Gilmore. He teaches Alexander Technique at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Eastern Music Festival and at the Summer Clarinet Clinic at Stetson University.  Shawn is currently studying Nervous System Energy Work with Carol DeSanto and Jim Kepner in Cleveland, OH.  He is the author of the upcoming publication, What Every Clarinetist Needs to Know about the Body.



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