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My name is Adam Trussell.  I'm originally from Portland, Maine.  I got my undergraduate degree in Boston at New England Conservatory and my master's degree from Rice University in Houston.  My first full time orchestra job was in Omaha, NE.  I spent six years there playing in the symphony and teaching at University of Nebraska at Omaha.  In 2011 I won my position in the Oregon Symphony and began teaching at Lewis and Clark College and University of Portland in 2014.  In 2018 I won Principal Bassoon of the Oregon Ballet Theater.  In 2018 I also won a position playing contrabassoon with the Houston Symphony which is both very exciting and a bit complicated.  It's a big commute but I make it work!  After 30 years of playing bassoon I feel like I know a lot about the instrument and I have the ability to help people with all things bassoon related.  Please let me know if I can help you to buy an instrument, sell an instrument, teach you or somebody you know bassoon lessons, help with light repair, sell you bassoon reeds, or help you sponsor a student.  My hope is to be a resource for students, parents, and band directors.  Thanks!


(That's me all the way to the right with the contrabassoon)

(That's me in 6th grade!!!  :D)

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