Welcome to the website of Summer Bassoon Extravaganza, hosted at Emory University every summer in Atlanta, GA.
Established in 2002, Summer Bassoon Extravaganza continues as a one-of-a-kind musical experience for bassoonists. SBE promotes musical excellence, offering participants access to nationally recognized faculty and guest artists, a low student to teacher ratio and a supportive learning environment. The weeklong camp features master classes, chamber ensembles, bassoon choir, reed making, an introduction to contrabassoon, special focus sessions and private instruction. In the past focus sessions have included topics such as instrument repair, history of notable bassoonists worldwide, an introduction to Baroque bassoon, musical interpretation, audition skills, extended techniques for bassoon and more. Positive outcomes are an outgrowth of this exceptional learning experience.