William Short

Instructor of Bassoon, Interlochen Arts Camp

Principal Bassoon, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

M.M., Bassoon Performance, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University; B.M., Bassoon Performance, Curtis Institute of Music

William Short was appointed Principal Bassoon of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in 2012 and has served on the faculties of The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Temple University since 2016. He has performed and taught at the Lake Champlain, Lake Tahoe, Mostly Mozart, Stellenbosch, Strings, Twickenham, and Verbier Festivals.

William received his Bachelor of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Daniel Matsukawa and Bernard Garfield, and his Master of Music at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he studied with Benjamin Kamins.