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Michael Kroth

Michael Kroth

“Basic Training” for Bassoonists: Develop Beautiful Tone, Accurate Intonation, and Confident Technique in Your Bassoon Students

Clinic Synopsis:

Are your bassoon students on par with flute, clarinet, and saxophone students? The information presented during the clinic will include methods for developing excellent fundamental skills and significantly increased performance ability. This clinic will be particularly valuable for those wishing to build strong double reed sections in their ensembles, prepare students for All- State Solo and Ensemble competitions, college auditions, and students wishing to improve their ability on the bassoon.

Michael Kroth - Biographical Information

Michael Kroth is Associate Professor of Bassoon and Director of Wind Chamber Music at the Michigan State University College of Music. Active as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, he has performed in recitals and concerts throughout the United States and Germany. He is also principal bassoon with the Lansing Symphony Orchestra, a Faculty Artist at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, bassoonist with the Peninsula Music Festival, and substitute with the Detroit and Milwaukee Symphonies. Michael earned his degrees from Ithaca College and Temple University. His primary teachers were Bernard Garfield, Edward Gobrecht, and Ryohei Nakagawa. Michael performs frequently as a guest artist, teacher and lecturer, and has presented recitals and master classes at venues that include the Eastman School of Music, the Interlochen Arts Camp, and International Double Reed Society Conventions.