The Wabass Workshop and the Matsukawa group photo of bassoon studentsMillard Bassoon Workshop have concluded. The Wabass Workshop included a week of master classes, lessons, and orchestral and jazz instruction from professional bassists. Harold Robinson kicked off the program with a focus on orchestral bass repertoire and performance. Joseph Conyers continued the orchestral bass class on day two, followed by a jazz session with Rufus Reid on day three. Ranaan Meyer tied the workshop together on the final day with a focus on technique. The deep bass sounds have resonated beautifully throughout Gould Rehearsal Hall this week. Meanwhile, a short walk down the block, bassoonists have been working hard to perfect their sound in Field Concert Hall. Daniel Matsukawa and Christopher Millard provided the students with personalized instruction during the master classes, accompanied by question and answer sessions, and breaks in Rittenhouse Park.  Everyone learned a lot and had a great time.