2020 Info

GPBC 2020 will be May 25th through June 4, 2020

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 43rd Session Was Amazing. Don’t miss this year’s camp. Sign up now!

Cost for 2020 is $825 for bassoonists and $725 for guests/guardians.


  • Lenny Hindell, Artistic Director
  • Outstanding Guest Artists: David Petersen, Kathleen McLean, and Sophie Dervaux
  • Legendary Loren Glickman, imparting wisdom
  • 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
  • Yoga classes with certified yoga instructor Jessica Lang Wright
  • Porch time with flowers, trees, spectacular mountain views, and much laughter

Reserve your place today by submitting your $250 deposit via our online registration form. All deposits are non-refundable after the first of May.

Thanks to the generosity of past and present Campers, we have a limited number of partial scholarships available for those in critical need. Camp generally fills up by May 1st so email to check availability.