A proud Canadian, born in Saskatoon, I am serving as Musician in Residence for Woodwinds. Previously to being on faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University, I was associate professor of Bassoon at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and for several years before that held the position as associate principal Bassoon with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and principal bassoon with the Canadian Opera Company.
Chamber music has always been a major part of my musical journey. I have been a member of the Toronto Wind Quintet, Caliban Quartet of Bassoons, Otagon Chamber Ensemble, Chamberworks, New Music Ensemble and have performed with Toronto's Amici Ensemble and Camerata Pacifica.
I have had the great honor of performing and touring with some of the finest orchestras and conductors from around the world; World Orchestra for Peace, Boston Symphony, London Symphony (UK), National Arts Center Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony.
As a pedagogue and performer, I have been very active in performing and premiering and recording several new concertos and chamber repertoire at the International Double Reed Society, and have been active with judging major bassoon competitions and offering master classes and recitals in numerous cities across North America.
As a long time faculty member with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, I have enjoyed working as both an orchestral and chamber coach and as an online mentor for the Curtis Institute of Music.
Selected recordings can be heard and explored on my website: kmbassoon.com
Music is fundamental to the well-being of all individuals and to be able to teach and explore the beauty with depth in every thoughtful detail gives humans an unspoken and truly immeasurable understanding of themselves.
I am delighted to be returning to Canada after 14 years as associate professor of Bassoon at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. I am honored to be collaborating with the brilliant faculty and working with the many talented students at Wilfrid Laurier University.