Endangered Instruments Workshops

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Our Endangered Instruments Workshops offer unique playing opportunities for participants. Each workshop includes a chance to work closely with a professional musician about techniques related to their instrument. All workshops are free and open to the public. All participants in our Endangered Instruments Workshop Series are eligible for private lesson scholarships, based on funds available.

Time, Location, & Dates

1 pm to 2 pm, UW Madison Humanities Building

January 12, 2019
February 9, 2019
March 9, 2019
April 13, 2019

Begin the Bassoon

Workshops for all wind players interested inp laying the bassoon along with reed making classes and instrument loaning. Coached by Brian Ellingboe.


Workshops for all middle and high school horn players focusing on developmental techniques and audition preparation. Coached by Linda Kimball.

Viola Explorers

Workshops devoted to skill building on the viola, with some focus on switching from violin and audition preparation. Coached by Melanie DeJesus and Diedre Buckley.

All about that Bass

Workshops intended for both bass players and other string players interested in learning bass. Coached by Jeff Takaki.

Low Brass Bootcamp

Workshops for all low brass players focusing on breathing, sound, technique and more. Coached by Mike Dugan.

Endangered Instrument Program Sponsors

We are extremely grateful to the generous sponsors of our Endangered Instrument Program.

Paul and Coe Williams
Sarah and Jim Rose
Marjie and Pete Marion
Ann and Al Ellingboe
Judy Stevenson
Sally Andrews
Marleen Lippert
Joan Smalley
Anton ten Wolde
Charlotte Woods

Endangered Instrument Workshops are funded in part by a grant from the Green Bay Packers Foundation.


Instruments, as well as tuition and private lesson scholarships, are available. Students are required to complete scholarship agreement to obtain Endangered Instrument Scholarships. Please contact Leah Schultz for more information on these scholarships.

If you have any questions about our workshops, please contact Joe Bernstein, Director of Operations and Education.


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