Students immerse themselves in an intensive study of all things bassoon: multiple private lessons, daily reed making classes, orchestral excerpts, master classes on a variety of bassoon related topics, and repertoire building. Special attention will be given to preparation for college auditions and competitions. Recital performances and chamber music collaboration with other MPulse bassoon students complete this personalized program of study.
U-M Faculty Director: Professor Jeffrey Lyman
July 1 – 7, 2018
Applications are closed for 2018.
- Reed making
- Private lessons
- Chamber music
- Individual practice time
- Theory/musicianship classes
- Online application
- Application Fee
- Audition upload
Upload a 5-8 minute long recorded audition of one or more pieces, with or without accompaniment (for example, a piece performed at Solo and Ensemble Festival, an etude, or an excerpt from something being played at school). The selection(s) should demonstrate both technical and lyrical skills.
(Optional) You may have one of your current music teachers (school teacher or private teacher) assess your work in a letter of recommendation. In addition to your musical abilities, the letter may discuss your personal characteristics such as initiative, dependability, and your commitment to increasing your musical skills. To invite a recommender, submit your recommender’s email address, when prompted, on the audition upload link. Once you submit your audition (by selecting Final Submit), the recommender will receive a notification and link to use for sending your confidential recommendation. E-mailed submissions will not be accepted.
Priority deadline for all application/audition materials is February 9, 2018. Admission notifications for priority applicants will be e-mailed on March 23, 2018.
Late applications may be accepted while space is available, however priority will be given to applications received by the priority deadline. Admission and notification after the priority deadline will be on a rolling basis.
Decisions will not be given by phone.
$1,175 (one-week session)
Tuition fee includes instruction, room and board, and materials specific to each program. Final tuition payment must be received 30 days from notification of acceptance into the program, but no later than May 1, 2018, or the student’s acceptance may be cancelled. Payments should be made by credit card (preferred method), check or money order payable to The University of Michigan.
Admitted students are required to submit a $200 deposit to secure their enrollment ($500 deposit for Musical Theatre Workshop and Center Stage Strings.) Enrollment deposits are due approx. two weeks from the date of acceptance notification. Enrollment deposits will be credited against the tuition balance.
Students who are offered admission but choose not to attend must notify the MPulse office in writing within two weeks of the acceptance notification. If a student needs to withdraw from MPulse after full or partial tuition has been paid, a written request is required and the tuition paid will be refunded in the following amounts:
- Prior to May 1: All tuition paid will be refunded minus the non-refundable deposit
- From May 1 until June 1: All tuition paid will be refunded minus 50% of total tuition due
- From June 1 until June 24: All tuition paid will be refunded minus 75% of total tuition due
- After June 24, if a student withdraws, no refund will be given