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N) John Heard

N) John Heard

John writes in his autobiography, "Music has always been a main focus in my life."

Here are a few excerpts that will give you an idea of how that interest has played out in John's life. Read the full bio for details. "After Milby, I went to UT-Austin as a music performance major ... played principal bassoon in the Austin Symphony ... performed with the American Wind Symphony in Pittsburgh, PA. ... full time position in the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra. ... auditioned and was accepted for "the President's Own" US Marine Band in Washington, DC. ... teaching position in the Music Department of California State University, Fresno ... principal bassoonist of the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra ... appointed chairman of the Music Department (at CSU) ... chairmanship of the Music Department at the University of Rhode Island ... Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, asked me to chair their Music Department. ... wonderful opportunities for performance as a solo bassoonist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and clinician in 36 countries over a span of four continents, as well as some gratifying opportunities to make numerous recordings on commercial labels ... and though "retired", still active as a performing musician and now filling in for the ailing bassoon professor at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem ...

There is so much more in John's autobiogprahy. Be sure to access it by clicking on his name in the right sidebar.