Blaire K.S. Koerner, DMA

Bassoonist, Teacher, Entrepreneur

Blaire K.S. Koerner

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Education​

 

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

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Eastman School of Music - Philharmonia