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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.

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

2021 Registration Waitlist

Camp registration is full for 2021! If you are interested in being added to the 2021 waitlist, please send Amber an email. They will add you to the waitlist and if an opening becomes available you will be sent a registration link.

If you have already registered and paid your deposit but need to pay your balance, please do so by using the link below. We can’t wait to see you all on the Mountain!


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Message from Lenny 1/26/2021

Dear GPBC Family:

The music world, and particularly the woodwind community, lost an icon last week with the passing of Loren Glickman. For us, however, it was the loss of our beloved family head. Together with his dear friend Mark Popkin, the GPBC was conceived, in spirit and imagination, and has flourished for 45 years through their dedication and vision. Since August, 2011 when Mark passed away, Loren continuedleading the camp as artistic director.  We, along with legions of GPBC alum, are the fortunate beneficiaries of their creation. Loren’s presence at camp two years ago, at age 95, was a testament to his love for camp.

On behalf of Jim, Amber, Sasha and the entire camp team, please join me in extending our condolences and heartfelt appreciation to Lisa , Ron, Loren’s son, and their family.

With warm regards to everyone.

Lenny