Head, Bassoon Department, is principal bassoon of The Cleveland Orchestra. He completed studies at Temple University, Trenton State College and Gordon College, and his teachers have included Bernard Garfield and Matthew Ruggiero. He served as associate principal bassoon of Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal from 1994 until 1997. He was also former principal bassoon of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra from 1988 until 1994 and a member of the faculty woodwind quintet at Memphis State University from 1988 until 1992. He has participated in the Peninsula, Colorado, Tanglewood, Flagstaff, Round Top and Grand Teton Festivals, and served as adjunct professor at McGill University, Rhodes College and Haverford College. He was appointed to the CIM faculty in 1997.
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Dean of the Conservatory
216.791.5000 ext. 204
Administrative Assistant to the Dean
216.791.5000 ext. 273
216.791.5000 ext. 230
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216.791.5000 ext. 233
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