The Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp

Mark Popkin and Loren Glickman

Bassoon Reed Making

This well-known book by Mark Popkin and Loren Glickman outlines not only the steps for reed-making, but also talks about maintenance and care of the bassoon. Originally published in 1969, this book has had multiple reprints and editions. It is a primary source for those wishing to succeed at making reeds and is the foundation of Mark's reed classes at camp.

You may find the book by clicking here.





Mark Popkin and Loren Glickman

Loren (left in photo) has performed as soloist with such prestigious organizations as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center and the Casals Festival. He has also performed on chamber music recordings on Columbia, Angel, MGM, Vanguard, and the Book of the Month Club Records. His many orchestral recordings include performances with Stravinsky, Bernstein, Szell, Mitropoulos, Stokowski, and Casals. He is also a noted composer of film scores. Loren is also a conductor and one of the premiere personnel managers in New York.

In addition, Loren has recently completed his book, Maestro! Where's the Beat? Which includes many of his experiences in the New York music scene.

Mark Popkin has performed as Principal Bassoon with the New Jersey Symphony, the New York City Opera, Musica Aeterna and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra. He taught a large bassoon studio at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, NC for 42 years.

Mark has given master classes throughout the USA as well as in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. His wind transcriptions are published by Musica Rara, Editions Compusic, Alry Publications, and the Theodore Presser Company. The Opus Five Woodwind Quintet was awarded a 2001 Winston-Salem Arts Council Artists Projects grant to produce a CD of his transcriptions for wind quintet of the Debussy and Ravel string quartets.

Popkin also designs and produces important bassoon and contrabassoon reed making tools, marketed by the Clarion Music Company. His book, Bassoon Reed Making, Repair and Maintenance, third edition, co-authored with Loren Glickman and published by the Instrumentalist Company, has been characterized as "the bassoonists’ bible." It's available here.


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