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TK DeWitt | Bassoon

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TK DeWitt
Artist in Residence
Location/Building: Grinstead 126C


TK DeWitt is thrilled to join the faculty of UCM in 2022. An accomplished educator, he has taught bassoon privately for 15 years, and was an Adjuct Associate Professor at the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory for the 2020-21 academic year. He has a strong focus on teaching students to be self-sufficient in their own growth, and teaches the Herzberg system of making bassoon reeds.

He has been a member of the Kansas City Symphony since 2013. Previously, he played second bassoon with the Houston Grand Opera and was a regular player with the Houston Symphony and Ballet. Mr. DeWitt attended the University of Texas at Austin for his bachelor’s degree in Bassoon Performance, where he studied with Kristin Wolfe Jensen and was a winner of the Winds Concerto Competition, which resulted in a performance of the Mozart Bassoon Concerto. He continued his studies at Rice University, where he studied with Benjamin Kamins and attained a master’s degree in Bassoon Performance. He is principal bassoon of the Breckenridge Music Festival, and he has attended the Tanglewood, National Repertory Orchestra, Round Top and Eastern music festivals as a fellow.


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