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Bassoon students celebrate successes

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Kevin Judge (B.M., TEP 2010) Kevin completed his first successful year as bassoon professor at Iowa State. He just won the principal bassoon position with the Des Moines Symphony Orchestra. Kevin has also been selected to play in the orchestra at the Castleton Festival led by the Maestro Lorin Maazel.

Rachel Leeper (B.M. 2013) Rachel will attend the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University on a full tuition scholarship for the Master of Music in Performance degree program.

Stephanie Patterson (D.M.A. candidate) Stephanie will attend the New Music on the Point Festival (Vermont) in June of 2013.  She was one of only two bassoonists accepted for this excellent program from a national audition process. She will perform with and be coached by the members of ICE, the International Contemporary Ensemble. Musicians will have the opportunity for master classes and/or private instruction and ensemble coaching. 

In addition to participating in ICE, Stephanie directed an outstanding project entitled Iowa Celebration of Women Composers. To finance the concert, she succesfully raised funds through Kickstarter. For more information about Stephanie’s success please visit