Professor, Bassoon

Sue Barber is an active music educator and performer as a bassoonist. During the summer season she performs and teaches at the Brevard Music Festival. She is an active freelance bassoonist, performing as principal bassoon with CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra and the North Charleston Pops! Orchestra. She has performed with many regional organizations including Opera on The James, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony, Opera Roanoke, and the Williamsburg Sinfonia. She has also performed and presented master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Brazil, and China. She has also served as visiting professor at The Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, teaching applied bassoon and presenting master classes.An active solo, chamber musician, orchestral musician Sue has performed with many of the leading artists of our time in noted venues such as The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. Previous positions include assistant principal bassoon of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, principal bassoon of the Natchez Opera, and principal bassoon of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra, and principal bassoonist of The Hartford Symphony Orchestra, The Connecticut Opera, and The Sarasota Opera. Internationally, she served as assistant principal bassoon of Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia (Spain). She has appeared with the New Haven Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, New World Symphony, Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra (Sarasota), Santa Fe Chamber Orchestra, and participated in the National Repertory Orchestra Festival, and the Banff and Sarasota Chamber Music Festivals. She has also presented at International Double Reed Society Conventions, Virginia Music Educator’s Annual Conferences, The Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, International Alliance for Women in Music's Annual Concert of Chamber Music by Women at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, and The National Flute Association Conventions in Washington, DC and New York, New York.  

Woodwinds Professors and Instructors

Beth Chandler Cahill

Beth Chandler Cahill, Flute
Woodwind Area Coordinator

Jeanette Zyko

Jeanette Zyko, Oboe
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Music Admissions

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