Chad Taylor is a Freelance Musician, Educator, and Repair Technician/Acoustician. Chad attended Illinois State University, Northern Illinois University, and Minnesota Southeast Tech. His primary teachers on bassoon were Michael Dicker, Douglas Huff, and Amy Rhodes with additional studies done with Robert Barris and Michael Trentacosti. Chad has performed with The Illinois Valley Symphony, The Kishwaukee Symphony, The Joliet Symphony, The West Suburban Symphony, The Symphony of Oak Park, and The Peoria Symphony. As a technician Chad studied instrument repair at Minnesota Southeast Tech where he received his degree. His primary repair teachers were Ken Cance for woodwind repair, and Gene Beckwith for bassoon repair. Chad since apprenticed bassoon repair under the world renowned technician/acoustician James Keyes, with further studies augmented by L. Hugh Cooper & Chip Owen. Chad has done work for members of the New York Philharmonic, Chicago, Atlanta, and Indianapolis Symphonies, as well as the Lyric Opera.
A lecture presentation discussing the process of tuning and voicing the Heckel System bassoon. Topics that will be covered will include: bassoon acoustical designs, reed relationships, tonehole modifications, water tube designs, bassoon setup, and demonstration of instruments with various modifications covered. The objective is to familiarize players with what can be done to make their […]