dmpDavid M. Pierce is Professor of Music teaching Bassoon and Music History at Eastern Michigan University. He earned Bachelor of Music (Honors), Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in bassoon performance from the University of Illinois. His principal bassoon teachers were Sanford Berry and Wilbur Simpson, and he performed in master classes with Willard Elliot, Leonard Sharrow, John Miller, and Charles Ullery. An active professional bassoonist, while on the faculty at EMU Dr. Pierce has performed with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Windsor (Ontario) Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Chamber Winds, New Sousa Band, Plymouth Symphony, Dearborn Symphony, Livonia Symphony, Marquette (MI) Symphony, and Ann Arbor Symphony. He regularly performs with the Eastern Winds (EMU faculty wind quintet) and has appeared as soloist with the EMU Wind Ensemble and EMU Orchestra both on campus and on tour throughout Michigan. Dr. Pierce has been a featured performer in EMU Music Now Fest concerts and at International Double Reed Society conferences. His recent CD recording, Festival and Contest Solos for Bassoon (MMOCD4608) was released by Music Minus One in June 2014.


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  1. Dr. Pierce,

    I recall finding an article you had written a few years back about the relative difficulty of the Vivaldi bassoon concerti, along with some other information about them. I was looking for that information today, but just cannot find it! Any chance you had a copy of it you could forward?

    Thank you,

    Eric Fassbender
    Bassoon Instructor
    University of Nevada, Reno

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