BEAVERS is the newly appointed Associate Professor of Bassoon at the
University of Miami Frost School of Music. Prior to joining the faculty
at Frost, he served on the faculty of Louisiana State University School
of Music for six years. Formerly a fellow with the New World Symphony,
he has also served as Principal Bassoon with the Virginia Symphony,
Acting Principal Bassoon with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and
the Jacksonville Symphony and as Acting Second Bassoon with the
Milwaukee Symphony for one season. Mr. Beavers has also previously held
the position of Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of
Missouri-Columbia School of Music. In addition to his orchestral
activities, he has an active schedule of solo and chamber performances.
He has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Virginia Symphony, Baton
Rouge Symphony and Louisiana Sinfonietta and has given recitals
throughout the United States and at international festivals in Brazil.
His solo CD Gordon Jacob: Music for Bassoon has been released to
critical acclaim on the Mark Masters Label. His recording of the Dinos
Constantinides Bassoon Concerto is also available on itunes. He attended
both Boston University and Southern Methodist University where he
studied with Matthew Ruggiero and Wilfred Roberts.