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Christopher Weait

Christopher Weait

Play Along Bassoon Clinic

Clinic Synopsis:

Bassoonists are invited to bring their instruments to the clinic. Non-playing observers will be welcome. Follow the leader (call and response) techniques will be used to get a group of players of varying abilities to play right away. Very brief comments about fundamentals (posture, breathing, embouchure support, tuning, dynamics) will be made between models. Brief ensembles for the massed group and a question and answer period will end the clinic.

Christopher Weait - Biographical Information

CHRISTOPHER WEAIT is professor emeritus of bassoon at The Ohio State University where he taught from 1984 to 2006 and was twice honored by students. He was principal bassoonist of Canada’s Toronto Symphony for 17 years under directors Seiji Ozawa, Karel Ancerl and Sir Andrew Davis and appeared as a soloist with them, the Chamber Symphony of Philadelphia and with Keith Brion’s New Sousa Band. He also performed with Cleveland, Montreal, Ottawa and Columbus orchestras. He was visiting professor at the Eastman School and twice at Indiana University and has also taught in Argentina, Chile and Canada. His recordings are on the CBC, Crystal, d’Note, Innova and Lyrichord labels and he has published in the US, Canada, Britain and Europe. In active retirement he is publishing instructional material and music and is presenting master classes in schools and colleges.