Contra+Bassoon was formed by Dr. Lia Uribe and Leigh Munoz in 2017 to promote new repertoire for bassoon and contrabassoon. Enjoying the unique sound of the combination of bassoon and contrabassoon, they work to stimulate creation of new repertoire for this ensemble and continue the process of commissioning new works, especially those by minority composers. They have been performing together since 2008 as members of the bassoon section in the Springfield (MO) Symphony. Today they perform togethers as Contra+Bassoon and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA). Lia Uribe is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at The University of Arkansas and Leigh Munoz is the Assistant Teaching Professor of Bassoon at The University of Missouri.