Bassoon, Wintergreen Festival Orchestra
Joseph Kluesener (bassoon) A versatile performer, educator and concert curator, Joseph Kluesener maintains a diverse career. Kluesener is Second Bassoonist at Wintergreen Summer Music Festival (VA), and has performed with the United States Air Force, The Phoenix Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Kentucky Symphony, and appeared on American Public Media’s Performance Today with Paradise Winds. Internationally, Kluesener has performed and/or taught at Aveiro International Music Festival (Portugal), Saarburg Serenaden (Germany), and at IDRS 2015 Tokyo; nationally, in conferences of the International Viola Society, North American Saxophone Alliance, International Clarinet Association and the International Double Reed Society. In 2014, Kluesener was appointed Executive & Artistic Director of Fountain Hills Chamber Players (Fountain Hills, AZ) and is co-founder and event curator for Classical Revolution PHX. Since 2008, Kluesener has been Adjunct Faculty in the Maricopa Community College District (Music Humanities), while also teaching a private bassoon studio. He has earned Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Arizona State University, and two Bachelors of Music cum laude from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Kluesener’s other interests include cooking, pickleball, bikram yoga, hiking, camping and traveling.