Bassoon Studio

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    Welcome to the CU Bassoon Studio!
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    Welcome to the CU Bassoon Studio!
  • bassoon master class
    Welcome to the CU Bassoon Studio!
  • bassoon master class
    Welcome to the CU Bassoon Studio!

The bassoon studio maintains eight to 12 students ranging from undergraduate performance, education and double majors to advanced graduates. Professor Ishikawa is the studio teacher and the primary advisor for all bassoon students. He conducts weekly individual lessons and a studio class (group performance class) for his students. Graduate teaching assistants, under the guidance of Professor Ishikawa, offer one-on-one tutoring on reed dynamics (making), lesson preparation and coaching for chamber music, including bassoon ensembles. The bassoon studio is active and highly collaborative, and students learn from each other in a caring yet competitive environment.

Merit scholarships, graduate assistantships and fellowships are available for qualified students. For more information about the studio and the admission process, please contact professor Ishikawa at ishikawa@colorado.edu.

yoshi ishikawaYoshiyuki (Yoshi) Ishikawa

Yoshi Ishikawa is a leading bassoonist and pedagogue in the U.S. He has performed and taught at the most prestigious schools of music and conservatories in the world. Ishikawa has served as a judge for international competitions held in the U.S. and abroad, including the IDRS Gillet-Fox Competition, The Tokyo Wind and Percussion Competition and most recently the Moscow Conservatory Wind and Percussion Competition in Russia. Ishikawa has been the professor of bassoon at the University of Colorado Boulder since 1991. He is the founder and chairman of the Asian Double Reed Association and has served as the president of the International Double Reed Society. Visit Professor Ishikawa's full bio.