Through pre-college and undergraduate teaching studios, outreach endeavors, and participation in international music festivals, Dr. Christopher Wickham actively advocates for the love for this zany instrument, the BASSOON!

BACOUSTICS is more than simply an undergraduate chamber music ensemble. It is a fully immersive program that exposes students to touring, educational outreach, recording, marketing, self-promotion, and more in addition to performing opportunities. To add, the group has been featured with orchestras and wind ensembles alike and has worked with some of today’s leading bassoonists.


As an annual event, BASSOONAPALOOZA! brings bassoonists together for workshops, masterclasses, chamber music, and performance. BASSOONAPALOOZA! is now a featured event at the Summer Music in Tuscany Music Festival in Sarteano, Italy.


Employing collegiate students as instructors, the BRUNSWICKHAM STUDIO is a teaching - teaching establishment for beginning middle school and high school students of various instruments. As an affordable option for music lessons, this music studio provides a symbiotic learning experience in the central New Jersey area.