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. He has concertized extensively in Europe, South America and Asia. He has given recitals throughout the United States. As an educator, he was awarded the 2001 Presidential Scholar Teacher Recognition Award from the United States Secretary of Education.


  • BM and performer’s certificate, Eastman School of Music; studied with K. David Van Hoesen

Teaching Experience

Cleveland Institute of Music
Bassoon Faculty, Conservatory

Prior faculty experience

  • Michigan State University
  • Interlochen Arts Camp
  • Interlochen Arts Academy
  • Brevard Music Center
  • University of Akron