Welcome to Glickman Popkin Bassoon Camp. The Glickman Popkin Bassoon Camp is a ten-day summer camp for bassoonists 18 years of age and above, of any skill level.

Each day includes master classes, reed making classes, ensemble activities and recital hours. Also included are bassoon repairs, bassoon makers, music and tool vendors, and many ways to relax and learn through social engagements.

Established in 1978 by Loren Glickman and Mark Popkin and located at the beautiful Wildacres Retreat Center in Little Switzerland, NC.

GPBC Update 4/7/2020

Dear G.P.B.C. Family:

We hope that every one of you and your loved ones are well and safe.  It is now early April and, as you know, many well-known organizations in the U.S. and around the world have cancelled or temporarily halted activities. In our hope that this year’s camp would take place, we waited longer than most to make a decision. Sadly, but realistically, we have decided to cancel this year’s camp session.  Every season we eagerly look forward to attending bassoon camp and I know that everyone was particularly excited about this year as we reached practically full attendance very early on. I am hopeful that the schedules of our guest artists for 2020 will allow for them to attend next year.

GPBC is not only a place for bassoon study, but a place to reunite with friends, gain insights from world renowned guest artists on the Mountain and rejuvenate. It’s an experience that often helps us in dealing with life’s stress. We may not be able to greet each other with smiles and hugs on this Memorial Day, but the spirit that we all share will help get us through this temporary ordeal. In the meantime, a full refund is available to everyone who already submitted either full or partial payment towards this season’s tuition. . If anyone would like to apply their payment to next year’s camp, they may do so and we will offer credit for that.  If you have any questions, hearing from you will be most welcomed. We look forward to reuniting on the mountain in 2021, and wish you all good health and safety.

With warmest regards,

Loren, Lenny, Jim, and Staff