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UT Bassoon Studio International Competition

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Project ended on December 06, at 09:00 AM CST
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UT Bassoon Studio International Competition

The University of Texas Bassoon Studio is a group of young bassoonists looking to build a fulfilling career as musical artists! Coming from all over the country, we're all thrilled to be here in Austin as part of the Longhorn community. And soon, we are headed to Los Angeles, California!


We will be performing in the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Symposium, where we will represent both ourselves and the University of Texas at Austin on the international stage. The competition is open to young, female bassoonists throughout the Americas, and it gives them the opportunity to perform and advance their careers in an often male-dominated field. The symposium is open to everyone, and has countless opportunities for bassoonists to learn, grow, and explore the musical world. Members of the UT Bassoon Studio are playing in the competition, and the whole studio will be performing as an ensemble in the symposium. We just need your help in order to get us there!



Famous bassoonists and musicians from all over the country will be present at the competition to give masterclasses, judge competitors, and meet the artists who are creating the musical landscape of tomorrow. Instructors and performers who will lead the conference include Richard Beene of the Colburn Conservatory, Benjamin Kamins of Rice University, Kim Laskowski of the New York Philharmonic and the Juilliard School, and 20 other distinguished bassoonists. In an extremely competitive field, making connections with teachers and performers such as these are critical to our success as artists. In addition to making these connections, the classes we will be attending at the symposium will provide us with new musical ideas and different perspectives!


Professor Kristin Wolfe Jensen, co-founder of the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and professor of bassoon at UT Austin's Butler School of Music, gives a masterclass at a previous symposium.

Help us reach our goal by giving to our Hornraiser today! The donations will go toward travel, lodging, and other essentials for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Symposium and Competition. We appreciate every gift, no matter the size. Thank you so much for your help in providing young artists like us with the opportunity of a lifetime!

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By giving $13, you're giving $1 for each of the bassoonists in the studio!


Trend Setter

If you choose to donate $20.05 to our campaign, you're paying tribute to the year 2005, the year the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition was founded!


Parking Pro

Help us out by giving us $28, which will cover the parking fee for one car at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport!


Ride or Die

By giving $37, you can cover the cost of one Uber from the LAX airport to our hotel in downtown LA!


Bassoon Connoisseur

To be a true connoisseur, donate $65 to our HornRaiser ($5 for each bassoonist in the studio!)


Pro Bassoon

By donating $201, you're tipping your hat to the famous Fox Bassoon Model 201, which is one of the most popular American bassoon models!



Fund 1/13 of our goal to completely cover one bassoonist!



The miles we will travel to Los Angeles!


The Whole Enchilada

Want to be a superstar? Sponsor the whole trip and give the whole shebang!

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