Saxton Rose is the Artist/Professor of Bassoon at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. The bassoon studio at UNCSA has a long, rich history. Its alumni occupy positions throughout the United States as performers, educators, studio players, arts administrators, and more. Located in the beautiful Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, the conservatory atmosphere of UNCSA allows for a program of study that is intensive yet intimate, tailored for the goals of each individual, and perfect for the aspiring performer.
For the second year in a row, UNCSA has been ranked among Kiplinger's Best Values in Public Colleges. In addition, UNCSA again took top honors in the "lowest student-faculty ratio" category. The annual rankings appear in Kiplinger's Januray 2013 issue, and online. Additionally, Winston-Salem has been rated as one of America's 50 Best Cities to Live by Businessweek.
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts - School of Music
The UNCSA School of Music is a unique state-of-the-art conservatory offering intensive training and career development in music performance and composition since 1965. Why is UNCSA different?
- With selective admissions, a robust scholarship program, and 7-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio, we function like a private conservatory, yet are affiliated with the highly respected University of North Carolina system.
- We offer a world-class artist faculty and an ample array of distinguished visiting artists to inspire and guide our students.
- Magnificent facilities, including Watson Chamber Music Hall with state-of-the-art acoustics, are learning laboratories for students.
- We offer superb training and a well-rounded education in Post-Master's Studies, Graduate Studies, Undergraduate Studies and High School Studies programs.
- Our campus is vibrant with other arts: dance, design and production, drama, filmmaking, and visual arts.
One of four UNCSA School of Music performance venues, the Judy and Bill Watson Chamber Music Hall was designed by renowned acoustician Rein Pirn and architects Calloway Johnson Moore West. The 292-seat hall was designed specifically for chamber music.
The shape of the Hall echoes the curves of a violin and was designed with acoustic curtains that can be manipulated to change its acoustic properties. A special "high volume, low velocity" HVAC system was designed to minimize ambient noise.
This complex serves as both performance and teaching venue, and includes two new large rehearsal rooms, a lobby, box office, green room, dressing rooms, administrative offices and faculty teaching studios.
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UNCSA Bassoon Studio News
- 2013-2014 Performance and Events Schedule
- Performance as concerto soloist of Dana Wilson’s Avatar Concerto
- Performances with Ventus Wind Quintet
- Performance as conductor of nu, the contemporary music ensemble at UNCSA
- UNCSA Contemporary Music Ensemble
- 2012-2013 Performance and Events Schedule
- Summer Bassoon Workshop at UNCSA June 24-June 29
- Solo Faculty Recital at UNCSA 2011