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Joelle W.
Leander, Texas
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I graduated from New England Conservatory of Music with a degree in Classical Bassoon Performance and Contemporary Improvisation. I currently play as a freelance player and perform with local experimental ensembles in the Austin, TX area. Bassoon has been a passion and my primary means of expression for as long as I can remember. I want to help students achieve that same sense of accomplishment and direction I felt and continue to feel with the instrument. I was classically trained for 11 years under bassoonists Mark Goldberg, Richard Svoboda, and Lori Tiberio. My Contemporary Improvisation studies were conducted with renowned improvisors Joe Morris and Anthony Coleman at the New England Conservatory of Music. As a graduate of NEC's Contemporary Improvisation Department, I can help students push the boundaries of their instrument, think outside the box, and utilize techniques not often found in the classical community.
About Joelle W.

I am a professional bassoonist and I recently moved to Leander, TX from NYC. I graduated from New England Conservatory of Music with a Bachelors of Music, specifically Contemporary Improvisation and Bassoon Performance . With my background in experimental music and free improvisation, students can expect me to approach classical bassoon repertoire through a variety of different techniques, emphasizing ear training and singing to help ground students as they build up their embouchure and facility on the bassoon. I teach bassoon students of all different ages and experience levels. I studied classical bassoon for 11 years, and Contemporary Improvisation for 4 of those. I can teach students to read music and pursue classical excellence, to learn how to push the boundaries of the bassoon through graphic scores, free improvisation, and extended techniques, or both depending on the goals and preference of the student. I currently work as a freelance bassoonist and perform with local experimental ensembles local to Austin, TX. I have collaborated with well-known musicians and performers such as: Joe Morris, Tanya Kalmanovitch, Anthony Coleman, Sarah Jarosz, Nate Wooley, Kyoko Kitamura, Butch Morris and Dan Blacksberg. Outside of free improvisation, I have also toured with chamber metal band "Epistasis" on acoustic/amplified bassoon and is credited on their first album, self titled, "Epistasis" and performed with Anthony Coleman's "Survivors Breakfast" at "The Stone" and "Issue Project Room" in NYC. My personal passion is experimental music but I firmly believe that a solid foundation in the fundamentals of playing is essential to any and every style. I look forward to meeting you and helping you to become a better musician!

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Bachelor of Music: Contemporary Improvisation
Sep 2009 - May 2013
New England Conservatory
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
James S. Barton Emerging Artist Scholarship
Sep 2009
Independent foundation
Merit Scholarship
Sep 2009
New England Conservatory
John Philip Sousa Award
May 2009
Joseph Szabo
International Double Reed Society
Jul 2008
The International Double Reed Society (IDRS) was established in December of 1971 and is a world-wide organization of double reed (oboe and bassoon family) players, instrument manufacturers and enthusiasts. The society has over 4,400 members from 56 countries. Within the United States, 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are represented.

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