Dr. Aaron Pergram's Lecture Recital

Friday, April 19, 2024 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Aaron Pergram is an assistant professor of bassoon at Miami University.

Aaron Pergram joined the faculty at Miami University as assistant professor of bassoon in 2019. Before coming to Oxford, he served on faculty for five years at Soochow University in Suzhou, China. Pergram received degrees from the University of Kansas (BM), Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music (MM), and the University of Oregon (DMA). His prominent teachers include Eric Stomberg, William Ludwig and Steve Vacchi.

As a global performer, Pergram has appeared on stage with the World Master Orchestra (Shanghai), Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Oregon Ballet Theatre, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (WA), Eugene Opera, Oregon Mozart Players, Oregon Festival of American Music, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Natchez Opera Festival and many other ensembles. He has been a featured performer in China at several notable venues including the Suzhou Poly Grand Theatre, Jinji Lake Concert Hall, Shanghai Symphony Hall, and Hangzhou Grand Theater among others.

Outside of North America, his musical journeys have taken him to various places in Asia including Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and much of Mainland China. A proponent of new music, Pergram promotes an expanded canon of core repertoire pieces including works by women and people of color. New music aside, he also greatly enjoys performing early music from the standard bassoon repertoire or his transcriptions. As a teacher, Pergram has given masterclasses at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, University of Oregon, Northwest University for Nationalities, Zunyi Normal College, Shenyang Conservatory of Music, Anhui Normal University, Shenzhen Arts School and Dulwich College Suzhou.

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