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Advanced Bassoon Reed Making Workshop

Bassoon reed maker Giorgio Versiglia

Advanced Bassoon Reed Making Workshop

A three-day Advanced Bassoon Reed Making Workshop presented by Giorgio Versiglia, one of the world’s leading reed makers. Giorgio is the founder and owner Andante e Rondo Company (Italy). The workshop is hosted by Benjamin Coelho and Eryn Oft and will be held in an intensive hands-on workshop style that will take the participants through the reed making process from forming through finishing. Master classes on breathing and air support will be also be part of the workshop and taught by Mr. Versiglia.

Where

The University of Iowa’s Voxman Music Building, 93 East Burlington Street, Iowa City, IA 52245

When

May 17 – 19, 9:30 a.m. – 5:00pm

Cost

Active participants: $450.00 - A seat at the Reed Making Table and hands on and direct supervision from Giorgio. Includes a Versiglia tool kit: 2 mandrels, file and 10 GSP cane. LIMITED TO 13 PARTICIPANTS

Auditors:-$200 (full three days) – Auditors will be able to observe Mr. Vesriglia’s reed teaching. Audio/visual projection will be provided. Auditors will be able to fully participate in the Master classes on breathing and air support. Daily participation for auditors is available for $75/day.

Registration

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Tentative Schedule

MAY 17

9:30am-12:00pm Reed Making: Forming
1:30pm-3:00pm Wrapping/Demonstration and Personal Trial of Reed Finishing Techniques
3:00pm-5:00pm Breathing and Air Support Master Class

MAY 18

9:30am-12:00pm Forming/Wrapping
1:30pm-3:00pm Final Reed Adjustments
3:00pm-5:00pm Breathing and Air Support Master Class

MAY 19

9:30am-12:00pm Forming to Finishing a Reed
1:30pm-3:00pm Forming/Wrapping/Final Reed Adjustments
3:00pm-5:00pm Breathing and Air Support Master Class