Musical Performance – Bassoon


Groups With Which I Have Played the Bassoon

  • Bethel University Wind Ensemble ~ 2016-present
  • University of Minnesota Summer Orchestra ~ 2017
  • Macalester Community Band ~ 1976-1977
  • University of Minnesota Concert Band ~ 1975-1977
  • St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University ~ 1972-1975
Bethel University Concert Band, May 2017
Bethel University Concert Band, May 2017 (I am in the yellow circle – the director of the group, Dr. Stephen Thompson, is just to the right.

Over the years I have taken bassoon lessons from William L. Jones, Norbert Nielubowski, and Katie Bauernfeind (shown also in the photo below). In May 2017 I played the contrabassoon for the first time on Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem.

Katie Bauernfeind and Bob Oganovic
Katie Bauernfeind and I are shown here in a photograph taken at Midwest Musical Imports, September 2017. Katie is a bassoon specialist at MMI and a well-known performer on the instrument in the Twin Cities. My t-shirt reads “BASSOON – I wet my reeds with the tears of brass player [sic]”.