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Laura Bennett Cameron

Current position(s): Principal Bassoon, Dallas Winds; Assistant Professor of Bassoon, University of Texas-Arlington; Founder, Executive Director, and Solo Bassoon of The Boutry Ensemble

Education: Doctor of Music, Indiana University Master of Music, New England Conservatory of Music Bachelor of Music, West Texas A&M University

Recordings: French Masterworks for Bassoon and Piano, Indesens Classique, Paris. Recorded with Roger Boutry, piano, at Studios Grade Armée, Paris, 2016; Encounters: The Oboe and Bassoon Works of Roger Boutry, Indesens Classique, Paris. Recorded with Roger Boutry, producer, Studios de Meudon, Paris, 2018 (Expected release late 2022); John Williams at the Movies, Reference Recordings, San Francisco, California. Recorded with the Dallas Winds, Jerry Junkin, artistic director, at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2018. Nominated for two Grammy Awards; Asphalt Cocktail: The Music of John Mackey, Reference Recordings, San Francisco, California. Recorded with the Dallas Winds, Jerry Junkin, artistic director, at the Meyerson Symphony Center, 2019; Repertorial Diversity in Intermediate Bassoon Works, a project to record works by underrepresented composers Ahmed Alabca, William Grant Still, Amber Ferenz, and Victoria Bond, in process, anticipated release via YouTube mid 2022.

Solo appearances: Festival pour L’Association Joseph Cantaloube, Bagnac sur Célé, France, June 2022; Rencontres Européennes des Anches Doubles, Lyon, France, October 2021 (only invited American performer); Festival International Albert Roussel, Vieil-Hesdin, France, November 2021; Concerto: Andante e Rondo Ungarese, Weber, with the Dallas Winds and Jerry Junkin, Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas, Texas, April 2021; Concerto Tour: Rossini’s Concerto for Solo Bassoon and Weber’s Andante e Rondo Ungarese with the Filarmonica San Marco in Torino and Nichelino, Italy, 2020; European Recital Tour: The Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano works of Roger Boutry; Paris, France, and Granada, Spain, 2018; Concerto: Andante e Rondo Ungarese, Weber, with the UT-Arlington Faculty and Friends Chamber Orchestra, 2018; USA East Coast Recital Tour: The Bassoon Works of Roger Boutry, 2017; Recital: The Bassoon Works of Roger Boutry, International Double Reed Society Conference, 2016; Paris Recital Tour: The Bassoon Works of Roger Boutry with Roger Boutry, piano, 2015

Notable performances/accomplishments: Performances: Trio Recital, Wood Music, for Fine Arts Chamber Players, with Kirstin Perry, oboe, and Gabriel Sanchez, piano, Dallas Museum of Art, November 2019; Interdisciplinary performance, Landscapes: A Celebration of Edwin Church: performance of Daniel Baldwin’s Landscapes, poetry reading, and art history lecture; Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, October 2019; World Premiere of bassoon choir work, Loftdrekar, with the UT-Arlington Bassoon Ensemble, International Double Reed Society Conference, Tampa, Florida, July 2019

Accomplishments: Interviewed for “Double Reed Dish” Podcast, aired January 2022 via SoundCloud, with Jacqueline Wilson (Washington State University), and Galit Kaunitz (University of Southern Mississippi); Published scholarship on Roger Boutry in both French and English, the largest body of biographical work on the composer in either language; Repertorial Diversity in Intermediate Bassoon Works, a project to record works by underrepresented composers, in process, anticipated release via YouTube mid 2022 – funded via competitive grant; Fantasia for Solo Bassoon by Matteo Dal Maso, a popular solo bassoon work written during the pandemic, was written for and dedicated to Bennett Cameron – she made the first recording of it in collaboration with the composer.

Teaching Opportunities: Ameropa Festival, Prague (July 2022); University of Texas-Arlington faculty since 2013; Sought-after masterclass teacher

Instrument: Fox Model 201

Fun Fact: Laura is a proud dog and plant mom.

For more information on Laura Bennett Cameron, visit her website here.

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