Dr. Jon Beebe
Dr. Beebe earned the B.A. and M.M. degrees from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the D.M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 1991 he received a Distinguished Alumni award from UNLV's music department.
Dr. Beebe has performed with the North Carolina Symphony, the Las Vegas Symphony, and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra and has been principal bassoonist of the Oshkosh (WI) Symphony and the Western Piedmont Symphony in Hickory, NC.
Dr. Beebe is a frequent recitalist who often champions little known and new music, and has had nearly a dozen works composed for him. Several have since become quite widely known in the bassoon community. He has been a guest artist at the Conference of the International Double Reed Society, and also at the Southern Division Conference of the College Band Directors National Association and National Band Association. He is the author of Music for Unaccompanied Solo Bassoon, an Annotated Bibliographyand of "bassoONLY", a column in "The Double Reed" magazine published by The International Double Reed Society.
Although primarily a bassoonist, Dr. Beebe has an extensive background in the area of music theory, having studied with Bruce Benward, Joseph Straus, Milton Babbitt, Carl Schachter, Robert Crane, and Virko Baley.
Dr. Beebe's responsibilities include bassoon, music theory and chamber music. Dr. Beebe also serves as the Coordinator of Programming for the Hayes School of Music Performance Seminar.