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Phoebe RayPhoebe Ray
Phoebe has performed throughout Southern California on bassoon and contra bassoon with numerous ensembles including the Pacific Symphony, Pasadena Pops Orchestra, Burbank Symphony, Long Beach Opera, Long Beach Municipal Band, Santa Barbara Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, American Ballet Theater and Joffrey Ballet Orchestras, in addition to summers at Ojai Music Festival and Cabrillo Music Festival.

She has been active in chamber music with the ProDRoMes Ensemble, the Cal State Long Beach Faculty Quintet, the Westwood Quintet, Trimotif, in jazz ensemble with Doug MacDonald's Brass and Woodwind Coalition, and has appeared as a featured soloist with the Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra performing Weber's Bassoon Concerto and Vivaldi's Concerto in E Minor.

Collaborations with composers include the LA Composers Guild, the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers, the Schoenberg Institute, and in film and commercial recording.

Before moving to Southern California in 1983, Phoebe was a member of the Columbus Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Chesapeake Opera, and Annapolis Symphony and has performed with the Baltimore Symphony.

Phoebe is a graduate of Peabody Conservatory of Music and the Eastman School of Music where she studied bassoon with Philip Kolker and K. David van Hoesen. Phoebe has also studied jazz piano with Bill Cunliffe.


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