Principal Bassoon, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, February 7, 2021
6:00-8:00 pm CST
WYSO Members: Application deadline has passed.
Masterclass Observers are welcome and must register in advance.
WYSO Alumna Nancy Goeres returns to Madison (virtually) to lead the February 7 Masterclass in Bassoon. She is a native of Lodi, Wisconsin and her principal teachers were Sherman Walt and Richard Lottridge. She has been the Principal Bassoonist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra since 1984. Prior to Pittsburgh, Goeres held similar positions with Florida Orchestra, The Caracas Philharmonic and the Cincinnati Symphony.
An active teacher, Goeres has given master classes in Europe, Canada, Mexico, South America and returns frequently to China. In the United States, she often works with the students of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach, the Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music. She is a member of the faculty of the School of Music at Carnegie Mellon University, where she not only trains the next generation of musicians, but also conducts workshops for bassoonists around the country via the internet. Since 1991, she can be found teaching and performing with the Aspen Music Festival and School in the summer.
Nancy Goeres has performed at the leading festivals around the country including Aspen, Tanglewood, Marlboro, Sarasota, La Jolla and Mainly Mozart festivals, New York’s 92nd Street Y Series, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Music in the Vineyards (CA) and Instrumenta Verano, Puebla, Mexico. She has also toured with Musicians from Marlboro. She holds the Pittsburgh Symphony’s Mr. & Mrs. William Genge and Mr. & Mrs. James E. Lee Principal Bassoon Chair. She is also a member of the board of directors of the Woodlands Foundation, whose mission is to enrich the lives of children and adults with disabilities.