2018 Info

The Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp’s 40th Session Was Amazing.

Thank you to all who keep the stunning Wildacres Retreat Center in Little Switzerland, NC going, it is such a great place to call home.

The dates for the 2018 session are not yet available but we usually start the Monday of Memorial Day. 

Start planning for Bassoon Camp now!

Come join us on the mountain for outstanding instruction, performances, spontaneous chamber music collaborations, plus ample time in nature to relax.


Cost for 2017 is $825 for bassoonists and $725 for guests/guardians.


  • Legendary Loren Glickman, who will most certainly whip you into shape
  • Outstanding Guest Artists
  • Reed classes by expert reed maker Jim Poe
  • Paul Nordby Bassoon Repair, to ensure your bassoon sings in tiptop shape
  • Nancy Johnston, our accompanist.
  • T.D. Ellis and Justin Miller will once again provide their well stocked stores of music and bassoon supplies
  • Massage Therapy by Maria Narf-Spuller
  • Yoga classes with certified yoga instructor Jessica Lang Wright
  • Porch time with flowers, trees, spectacular mountain views, and much laughter