Instructor of Bassoon, Interlochen Arts Camp
Professor of Music, Butler University
D.M.A., Bassoon Performance, Ohio State University; Postgraduate Diploma, Bassoon Performance, Royal Northern College of Music; M.M. and B.M., Bassoon Performance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
DOUG SPANIOL is professor of music at Butler University, author of The New Weissenborn Method for Bassoon (Hal Leonard), and editor of Weissenborn's Advanced Studies (Accolade Musikverlag). He has presented masterclasses at many of the world's leading music schools including the Royal Academy of Music (London), St. Petersburg (Russia) Conservatory, and Indiana University. Spaniol can be heard as soloist on two CDs: Bassoon with a View (Innova) and Frank Felice: Sidewalk Music (Capstone) and as a chamber and orchestral musician on CDs on Albany, Centaur, and Zephyr Records. He served as principal or co-principal bassoon of Sinfonia da Camera for eleven seasons and has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and many other ensembles. He studied bassoon with William Waterhouse, Christopher Weait, and E. Sanford Berry. A Yamaha Artist/Clinician, Dr. Spaniol plays a Yamaha YFG-811 bassoon.