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Dr. Dan Lipori

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Bassoon/Music History


Daniel Lipori serves as Associate Professor of Bassoon and Music History at CWU. In addition to applied lessons, he teaches courses in music history, woodwind techniques, music literature, and bibliography and research. Prior to his appointment at CWU, he taught music history and double reeds at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Dr. Lipori received his Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Certificate in Early Music History and Performance from Florida State University and his Doctoral degree from the University of Arizona. Dr. Lipori has studied bassoon with William Winstead, Norman Herzberg, John Hunt, Jeffrey Keesecker, and William Dietz.

Dr. Lipori has performed with many orchestras throughout the country, primarily in Washington, Texas, Arizona, Georgia, and Florida. In the Ellensburg area, he performs regularly with the Yakima Symphony, and has also played with the Wenatchee Symphony, the Washington/Idaho Symphony, and Lake Chelan Bach Festival. While in the Duluth, MN area, he performed on occasion with the Duluth-Superior Symphony, Grand Rapids Symphony, Marquette, MI Symphony, Chequamegon, WI Symphony, as well as on period instruments with the College of St. Scholastica Early Music Ensembles. At CWU, Dr. Lipori plays with the faculty wind quintet and on baroque bassoon for the Musica Antiqua concert series. He also plays in the Intermontane Bassoon Trio with Susan Hess (University of Idaho) and Ryan Hare (Washington State University).

Dr. Lipori is a regular performer/clinician at many conventions around the country and recently has presented at the conventions of the International Double Reed Society (1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008), Music Teacher’s National Association (2001), Northwest Music Educator’s Conference (2007), Washington Music Educator’s Association (2006), and Minnesota Music Educator’s Association (2000, 2003).

Dr. Lipori is an active member of the International Double Reed Society, Early Music America, Music Educator’s National Conference, and the Washington Music Educator's Association. He has previously been a member of the American Musicological Society Midwest Chapter, Minnesota Bassoon Association, Texas Music Educator's Association, and Minnesota Music Educator's Association.

Dr. Lipori is an active author, coming out with a new edition: Georg Wenzel Ritter; Quartets for Bassoon and Strings, published by A-R Editions in 1999 and A Researcher’s Guide to the Bassoon, published by The Edwin Mellen Press in 2002. He regularly contributes articles to the Double Reed Journal, and is their primary new music reviewer.

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