Alexander McCrory, Bassoon

BM, Eastman School of Music

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Alex McCrory holds a Bachelor of Music in bassoon performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. A Howard Hanson Scholar and recipient of the Andrew J. Bogiages Memorial Prize in Bassoon, Alex studied with John Hunt and performed and toured with the Eastman Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Mark Scatterday. Summer programs include the Chautauqua Institution and the Aspen Music Festival. After completing his music degree at Eastman, Alex joined the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in central Florida, where he served a one-year position playing second bassoon.

Now living in Fort Wayne, Alex is the Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at Purdue University, Fort Wayne. He is also a substitute bassoon artist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the South Bend Symphony, and the Anderson Symphony. He plays principal bassoon with the Symphony of the Lakes in Warsaw, Indiana, serves as a frequent guest artist with area university ensembles such as Purdue University Fort Wayne and Indiana Wesleyan University, and has given a number of public recitals. Alex is also a former bassoon and contrabassoon specialist at Fox Products Corporation, manufacturer of fine double reed instruments.

Besides performing, Alex owns and operates Hartholz Designs, teaches bassoon lessons, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Alex also loves spending time with his family: his wife, cat, and two children.

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