We currently have two members on the bassoon faculty, Joseph Grimmer and Erich Heckscher. Students specify which teacher they would like to study with and maintain the same teacher for the entire duration of their degree program. In addition to weekly private lessons Professors Grimmer and Heckscher alternate weekly studio classes. There is also a large focus on the art and science of reed making. Students will learn how to make their own reeds from the tube stage and have access to the studio’s array of tools and machines.
The three large ensembles at the School of Music are the Symphony Orchestra, the Wind Orchestra, and the Wind Ensemble. There are also numerous chamber ensembles throughout the school.