Mark DeMio balances a busy performance and teaching freelance lifestyle. He is on the faculty and preparatory faculty of multiple Northeast Ohio music schools. He performs frequently with the Cleveland Orchestra, including tours and recordings on both bassoon and contrabassoon. The fine art of reed making is a specialty of Mr. DeMio’s, which he began learning in the earliest years of his study with the Cleveland Orchestra bassoonists.


  • BM and MM, Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Studied extensively with the fine bassoonists of the Cleveland Orchestra: Principal George Goslee, Assistant Principal Ronald Phillips, Second Bassoonist Phillip Austin and Contrabassoonist Stanley Maret

Teaching Experience

Cleveland Institute of Music (1983–present)