Since starting the bassoon in 2005, Blaire has been in the studios of Mark Gigliotti of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Lisa Alexander from Hofstra University and Glickman Ensemble, and two Eastman School of Music professors - John Hunt and George Sakakeeny. In addition, Blaire has had the opportunity to take lessons or master-classes with world-renowned bassoonists including Roger Birnstingl, Loren Glickman, Marc Goldberg, Peter Kolkay, Philip Kolker, Judith LeClair, Frank Morelli, Mark Popkin, Barrick Stees and Richard Svoboda.

Eastman School of Music,  University of Rochester


-  D.M.A. Bassoon Performance & Literature, 2019


Collegiate Teacher Certificate, 2018 


-  M.M. Bassoon Performance & Literature, 2015


Arts Leadership Certification, 2015

Hofstra University


-  M.S. Elementary Education, 2012


New York State Certification, Elementary Education 2012 



-  B.S. Bassoon Performance, 2011


Departmental Honors w/ High Distinction, Performance  Bassoon, 

Hofstra University, 2011


Cynthia E. Toddings, Unusual Musical Ability & Academic Excellence, 2011


Dorothy B. Hoag, Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Music, Honors Recital, 2010 & 2011


Blaire K.S. Koerner, DMA

Bassoonist, Educator, Venturer

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