2019 NewBassoon Institute

Dark in the Song will again present the NewBassoon Institute, a four-day workshop June 2-9, 2019 as part of the National Music Festival in Chestertown, Maryland.

More information coming soon!


Five leading American bassoon artists and teachers, Michael Harley, Peter Kolkay, Lynn Hileman, Saxton Rose, and Rachael Elliott, all members of the pioneering bassoon collective Dark in the Song, present a four-day workshop on contemporary bassoon literature, performance techniques, and pedagogy. The institute is designed for college students and beyond. Participants will work closely with the faculty in a variety of settings, including private lessons, master classes, and ensemble coachings. The workshop also includes faculty and student performances, exhibits, and a performance competition. Read about the 2018 Workshop.

The entire institute takes place in historic Chestertown on Maryland’s Eastern shore.