Shawn Seguin

On March 2, 2013, Shawn Seguin performed a recital on bassoon and gave a contrabassoon masterclass, shown here with Ryan Kessler. Shawn was a student of Professor Rath's at the University of Oklahoma, where he earned the B.M. in Bassoon Performance, and at the time of this recital and masterclass, was completing the M.M. in Bassoon Performance at the University of Michigan.

In Fall 2016, Shawn returned as guest artist with the ViBE and to present a short recital on amplified bassoon. He will be a featured artist at the IDRS annual conference at Lawrence University, June 20-24, 2017.

Shawn Seguin performing

Sean Seguin giving a masterclass

Dr. Susan Nelson

On March 2, 2013, Dr. Susan Nelson, bassoon professor at Bowling Green State University, presented a recital and masterclass. Susan earned the M.M. in Bassoon Performance at the University of Oklahoma as a student of Professor Rath.

Dr. Susan Nelson performingDr. Susan Nelson giving a masterclass

Dr. Theresa Koenig

Dr. Theresa Koenig giving a masterclass

Early instrument specialist and bassoonist, Dr. Theresa Koenig, shown here with Ryan Kessler, presented a wonderful presentation on March 7, 2014. The topic of her lecture was titled "Forerunners of the Bassoon".

Ted Soluri

Milwaukee Symphony Principal Bassoon, Ted Soluri, presented a masterclass on April 25, 2013. Students: Thomas Malm (top) and Jacob Fernandez. Ted is now Principal Bassoon in the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Ted Soluri coaching student Thomas MalmTed Soluri coaching student Jacob Fernandez

Marion Reinhard (Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet)

On April 25, 2013, the Berlin Philharmonic worked with several woodwind chamber ensembles. Bassoonist Marion Reinhard is seen here working with the students.












Pictured left to right: Jacob Fernandez, Dylan Richardson, Marion Reinhard, Chris Acy, Thomas Malm, Logan Beskoon

Brad Balliett (DECODA)

On January 7, 2016, members of the DECODA, a New York City-based chamber ensemble comprised of virtuoso musicians, a 4-day residency at Lawrence and at Lawrence's north campus, Bjorklunden, in beautiful Door County. Bassoonist Brad Balliett worked with several students during his visit. Students: Jacob Fernandez and Stuart Young.

Brad Balliett playing with student Jacob FernandezBrad Balliet playing with Stuart Young

Lawrence Academy of Music

Each year, members of the Lawrence University Academy of Music bassoon studio--Susan McCardell, instructor--are chosen to perform in concert with ViBE. This picture is from the first concert, spring of 2013, where the Academy Bassoonists provided the antiphonal bassoons for Rath's arrangement of 1812 Overture. In the winter of 2014, the Academy bassoon invitees performed the Sound of Music children's parts in "Do-Re-Mi". Spring of 2015 featured them in a Rath arrangement of "[Somewhere] Over the Rainbow," conducted by Jacob Fernandez. In the spring of 2016, they will perform an arrangement of Verdi's Prelude to Act III of La Traviata.

Lawrence University bassoon studio with Academy of Music students

Scott Pool

Scott Pool, former student of Professor Rath at the University of Oklahoma, performed a recital, presented a masterclass, and conducted the ViBE in his arrangement for bassoon ensemble of Creep by Radiohead. Dates: November 16-18, 2013.

Scott Pool's recital posterFollowing The ViBE 'Dark Side of the Reed' concert, everyone celebrated Professor Rath's birthday. Pictured with Professor Rath are Scott and another former student, Susan Lawrence McCardell (LU '81).

Scott Pool, Susan McCardell, and Carl Rath

Scott Pool with the bassoon studio

L-R: Abraham Yoo, Chris Acy, Ryan Kessler, Andrew Hill, Scott Pool, Susan McCardell, Professor Rath, Thomas Malm, Dylan Richardson, Kenny Ther, Alaina Leisten, & Jacob Fernandez

John Miller

In the spring of 2014, ViBE paid tribute to the Bubonic Bassoon Quartet and John Miller. John related stories about the ensemble and music arrangements, performed, narrated, and conducted the ViBE.

The Bubonic Bassoon Quartet album cover and an image of John Miller