Bassoon Studio

Thank you for visiting the bassoon studio website at Northern Arizona University!

The NAU School of Music is an exciting and rewarding place for bassoonists to study and perform music, whether you major or minor in music or choose another career path while continuing your involvement in music. Our high-caliber instrumental ensembles and individualized instruction with a fulltime faculty member add to a memorable university musical experience.

We have a long, proud tradition of training the next generation of music teachers, performers, and scholars for the State of Arizona and the Southwestern U.S. A growing number of undergraduate and graduate students—approximately 450 in number—pursue degrees in music education, performance, choral conducting, instrumental conducting, music theory/composition, musicology, Suzuki violin/viola, and piano accompanying.

Bassoonists at NAU receive weekly lessons, master classes and reed classes. The number of students is small enough so that students get a very personalized education with a lot of attention.

Please call or e-mail me for more information and in the meantime enjoy some of my past performances listed below.

Thanks, Kent Moore

Studio instructor

For more information about the bassoon studio instructor, please visit Dr. Kent Moore's biography.

Audition information


  1. Contact Dr. Kent Moore to discuss your interest in NAU School of Music and a possible audition.
  2. Schedule an entrance audition 

Audition material 

Prepare the following for your audition:

  1. A lyrical section and a technical section from any music of your choice (accompanists are not required).
  2. A chromatic scale and all major scales (your full range).You will be asked to play 2 or 3 scales.
  3. Ask a lot of questions! 

For additional information please see bassoon audition repertoire.


A personal tour around the School of Music and introductions to any available students and faculty will be provided at your audition.


You will automatically be considered for a School of Music scholarship when you audition.

Recording samples

Special events

Curry Summer Music Camp