Joseph Hartman
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Joseph H.

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I can help beginner kids become better acquainted with the Bb clarinet and help them get used to playing a wind instrument for the first time. I can work with beginners on articulation, fingerings, embouchure, breath support, and demonstrate proper cleaning for the instrument and the names of the parts. I'll also work on beginner music with them from method books to help them get used to reading Bb Clarinet music.

About Joseph H.

My name is Joseph and I'm a professional bassoonist from Oregon. I have a B.M. in Bassoon Performance from the University of Oregon studying with Dr. Steve Vacchi and a M.M. in Bassoon Performance from Indiana University Bloomington studying with William Ludwig. I've been playing bassoon in professional orchestras in Oregon for years now. I play second bassoon with Oregon Mozart Players, principal bassoon with Eugene Concert Choir and also perform with Portland Columbia Symphony and Vancouver Symphony. I've also performed with Oregon Symphony, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Eugene Symphony and other groups in Oregon.

I have experience teaching students right when they begin and students with a few years experience. I enjoy the teaching process and am committed to the growth of bassoon students that work with me. Everyone learns differently and I want to find the learning approach that works best for individual students. I like to play duets with students and work on solo pieces to prepare for solo contests. I emphasize the development of technique and proper embouchure and breath support. I'm a patient teacher and try to make the lessons fun and productive. Playing the bassoon should be fun and I want to make learning the bassoon an enjoyable experience because it's a very difficult instrument to learn and requires a lot of patience, dedication and practice to master. It's an instrument that is enriching for your life. In addition to bassoon I have experience playing Bb clarinet and am able to offer beginner instruction for beginner Bb clarinet students.


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My daughter learned more from Joseph than her other bassoon teachers. He was reasonable and ensured that she was learning bassoon technique, not just songs. I truly appreciated his dedication to her learning and passion for the bassoon.

Posted Apr 1, 2020

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Utility Bassoon
Sep 2019 - Present

Vancouver Symphony

Perform as first call utility bassoonist for the Vancouver Symphony in Vancouver, WA.

Substitute Bassoonist
Apr 2019 - Present

Oregon Symphony

Perform as substitute bassoonist for Oregon Symphony if they have any needs for a sub.

Uility Bassoonist
Sep 2017 - Present

Portland Columbia Symphony

Perform as a first call utility bassoonist with the Portland Columbia Symphony.

Principal Bassoon
May 2017 - Present

Eugene Concert Choir

Perform as principal bassoon for the Eugene Concert Choir for concerts that include the Eugene Concert Orchestra at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene, Oregon.

Principal/Second/Third Sub
Sep 2015 - Present

Eugene Symphony

Perform as principal/second/third bassoon with Eugene Symphony as a substitute if they have any needs for a concert. I've performed with them as principal/second/third as a substitute/utility player since 2015.

Principal/Second Bassoon
Jun 2015 - Present

Portland Festival Symphony

Perform as principal and second bassoon for the Portland Festival Symphony in Portland, Oregon.

Principal/Second Bassoon
Jun 2015 - Present

Oregon Music Festival

Perform as principal and second bassoon for the Oregon Music Festival in Portland, Oregon.

Second Bassoon
Oct 2014 - Present

Oregon Mozart Players

Perform as second bassoon for Oregon Mozart Players concerts in Eugene, Oregon. Offer demonstrations to preschool classes through the Oregon Mozart Players Educational Outreach Program.

Bassoon Coach
Sep 2020 - Dec 2020

Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestras

Serve as a bassoon coach for the bassoon section of the ESYO Youth Symphony. Working on repertoire for concerts and giving bassoon masterclasses on different topics involving bassoon solo pieces and orchestral excerpts, double tonguing, reed making and adjustment, etc.

Substitute Bassoonist
Dec 2015 - Dec 2019

Oregon Ballet Theatre

Perform as second/sub bassoonist for the OBT Nutcracker production.

Second Bassoon
Aug 2019 - Aug 2019

Portland Summerfest Opera

Performed as second bassoon for the Portland Summerfest Opera.

Bassoon Mentor
Jul 2018 - Jul 2018

Orpheus Academy

Perform as principal bassoon and be a bassoon mentor for the second bassoonist for the Orpheus Academy Summer Youth Orchestra program in Portland, Oregon.


M.M. Bassoon Performance
Aug 2011 - May 2013

Indiana University Bloomington

B.M. Bassoon Performance
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011

University of Oregon



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Indiana University Performer's Certificate
May 2012

Indiana University Bloomington

Eastern Music Festival, Pierre Monteux School, Brevard Music Center
Jun 2011

Summer Music Festivals

University of Oregon Outstanding Undergraduate Performer in Music Award
Jun 2011

University of Oregon School of Music

University of Oregon Concerto Competition Winner
May 2009

University of Oregon School of Music

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