Welcome to the website of bassoonist and pedagogue Kathleen McLean, Associate Professor of Bassoon at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Learn more about announcements of upcoming performances, archives of previous endeavors, full audio-visual gallery, and collections of downloadable pedagogical materials. You will also find links to her affiliated professional and education organizations.
Kathleen McLean maintains an active schedule as both a performer and educator. Explore the links above to read her biography as well as more information about her teaching positions, orchestral career, and chamber music experiences.
Recent Blog Posts
- Join the 61st Season of the National Youth Orchestra OnlineThis year will be an exciting new approach to the training program with the online components. This year there will be additional master classes with guest instructors. It will reach a much larger audience with being online and I’m really looking forward to collaborating with Michael Sundell & our talented group of bassoon students. Faculty Bios Kathleen McLean, Bassoon Michael … Continue reading “Join the 61st Season of the National Youth Orchestra Online”
- Upcoming Performance – Master Classes & Performance at Glickman/Popkin Bassoon Camp in North CarolinaThe Glickman/Popkin Bassoon Camp is a ten-day summer camp for bassoonists 18 years of age and above, of any skill level. I’m looking forward to participating again this year at the camp. Last year, because of Covid-19, everything unfortunately had to be cancelled. It could still be cancelled but we are assuming that things are good to go. It’s going … Continue reading “Upcoming Performance – Master Classes & Performance at Glickman/Popkin Bassoon Camp in North Carolina”
- Upcoming Performances at the 2021 Festival of the Sound in Ontario, CanadaI’m looking forward to spending this summer in Canada playing with so many great musical colleagues & musicians. Getting a chance to perform again after the Covid-19 situation will be a refreshing change. My friend and colleague James Campbell, retired Indiana University professor of clarinet, is the director of this awesome music festival. This annual classical music festival that occurs … Continue reading “Upcoming Performances at the 2021 Festival of the Sound in Ontario, Canada”
- Bassoon Resource – Low Register Drill in All Minor KeysThis exercise is an excellent way to develop rapid technique in the low register. I would suggest slurring everything. Slur everything and after you have fluidity in that approach then vary your articulations to add another layer of challenge. A 1 page PDF of Bassoon Low Register Drills