COUNCIL OF CANADIAN BASSOONISTS
We are an organization of professional bassoonists, teachers and students devoted to promoting the bassoon and in particular, helping students in remote parts of Canada to receive the support they need. And by remote, we mean locations that don’t have easy access to bassoon teachers and instruments (just about everywhere).
Through education and performances, both live and on CD, we give prospective bassoon players and listeners an opportunity to hear our noble instrument and become enchanted by it, just as we were—and are!
We also sponsor concerts and recordings involving bassoonists in solo and ensemble settings. Often these focus on presenting the bassoon in new and unusual ways, featuring the finest in Canadian bassoon playing as well as outstanding foreign artists.
On the education front, we will put students in touch with teachers, and support them and sponsor live events that bring students and professionals together. We will eventually provide school music teachers with performance and educational DVD’s, teaching materials and reeds in case they can’t get to a specialized bassoon teacher right away. We’re also creating scholarships for school performances to expose students to the possibilities ahead. Future goals include an international bassoon competition that will bring players from around the world.
As a registered not-for-profit organization, we can supply tax receipts for all donations of equipment, including bassoons, reeds, and music, as well as funds for scholarships and instrument maintenance.
We know that a world of possibility exists within the voice of the complex and rare bassoon; we are willing to go the extra mile to support both the instrument and the students. Please join us!