2018 Info

The dates for the 2018: May 28th through June 7, 2018 

Come join us on the mountain for outstanding instruction, performances, spontaneous chamber music collaborations, plus ample time in nature to relax. 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 Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp’s 40th Session Was Amazing. Don’t miss this year’s camp. Sign up now!

Cost for 2018 is $825 for bassoonists and $725 for guests/guardians.



  • Legendary Loren Glickman, who will most certainly whip you into shape
  • Outstanding Guest Artists: Nancy Goeres, Richard Svoboda, and Bill Buchman.
  • Lenny Hindell will also be on hand to support and teach.
  • 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