Barrick Stees is the Assistant Principal Bassoonist of The Cleveland Orchestra and Instructor of Bassoon at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Kent/Blossom Music. Stees received a bachelor's degree and performer’s certificate from the Eastman School of Music where he studied with K. David Van Hoesen.
He has concertized extensively in Europe, South America and Asia. He has given recitals throughout the United States. His solo appearances include performances with the Hartford Symphony, the South Bend Symphony, the Brevard Music Center Orchestra and the Cass City Bach Festival.
Awarded the 2001 Presidential Scholar Teacher Recognition Award from the United States Secretary of Education, he has taught at Michigan State University, the Interlochen Arts Camp, the Interlochen Arts Academy, the Brevard Music Center and the University of Akron.
He has recorded three solo CDs; The Romantic Bassoon, Opera Transcriptions and Paraphrases and Nostalgica. His website, www.steesbassoon.com, and blog, BarryBlogs contain a wealth of and information for bassoonists.
Photo courtesy of Roger Mastroianni (www.rogermastroianni.com)
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