School of Music Visiting Artist Series
Music: Stehney will be teaching a Wintersession class for composers and bassoonists on how to write effectively for the bassoon, covering basics of the instrument through to contemporary techniques.
Jonathan Stehney is a bassoonist whose focus is contemporary and experimental music. Jonathan has traveled throughout the United States as well as abroad performing new works for bassoon and contrabassoon. He has had the great opportunity to work with new composers on new ways to write for the bassoon, as well as working with known composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Pierre Boulez, Peter Eöetvös, Olga Neuwirth, James Tenney, Mark Menzies, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and others. Jon's studies have brought him abroad several times where he studied extensively with Pascal Gallois, Paul Riveaux and the EIC. He received his BFA in performance from Calarts in 2004, his masters and PSD from SFCM, and his DMA from SUNY Stonybrook.