Faculty, Interlochen Bassoon Institute
Principal Bassoon, Jacksonville Symphony; Adjunct Professor of Bassoon, University of North Florida; Co-Founder, LC Double Reeds
Interlochen Arts Academy; B.M., The Juilliard School; M.M., Rice University
Conrad Cornelison is the principal bassoonist of the Jacksonville Symphony and Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at the University of North Florida, both positions that he has held since 2017. Prior to his appointments in Jacksonville, he was a member of the Houston Grand Opera orchestra. Mr. Cornelison has also appeared with the Houston Symphony, Houston Ballet, San Antonio Symphony, and Louisiana Philharmonic, and has performed as a member of Festival Mozaic, the St. Augustine Music Festival, the Pacific Music Festival, the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the San Marco Chamber Music Society.
As a dedicated teacher, in addition to his duties at the University of North Florida, Mr. Cornelison regularly coaches members of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestras, and has given masterclasses at the University of Florida, the University of Memphis, the University of Houston, and Sam Houston State University.
Mr. Cornelison is an Interlochen alumnus (IAC 06, 07; IAA 08), where he studied with Dr. Eric Stomberg, and holds degrees from the Juilliard School and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he studied with Patricia Rogers and Benjamin Kamins, respectively.