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Ryan Romine

Bassoonist, educator and administrator Ryan D. Romine is associate professor of music and assistant dean for recruitment at Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Virginia. As a bassoonist, he is a regular substitute principal and second bassoonist with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Opera Roanoke. As a solo performer, he has dedicated himself to a career of presenting rediscovered, classic and new works to audiences worldwide. His debut solo album of French contest pieces, Première, was hailed as “an absolutely brilliant CD . . . bringing back from oblivion some truly beautiful music, played with precision and lyricism . . .” and his rediscovery of Jacques Ibert’s Morceau de lecture for bassoon and piano in 2018 made international news. An active supporter of new works, Romine has given numerous premiere performances both locally and for international audiences, and in 2019 he published Bassoon Reimagined: An Extended Technique Sourcebook for Bassoonists and Composers.

Romine contributes to the academic side of his profession through his work for the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) as only the third bassoon editor in its fifty-plus year history.

Originally from Newark, Ohio, Romine holds his undergraduate degree in music education from The Ohio State University and his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in bassoon performance from Michigan State University. His primary teachers include Christopher Weait and Michael Kroth.

Visit www.ryanromine.net for more information about Ryan and his musical endeavors.