Patricia Gunter has been the bassoon instructor at Tennessee State University since 2007. Her musical career began at age five with the piano. Her best friend’s mothers was the local minister’s wife and neighborhood piano teacher. The young pianist’s career was cut short when the family moved to St. Louis and the piano remained in Oak Ridge. She discovered the bassoon in high school. It lured her away from the flute, and she went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Bassoon from Indiana University. Ms. Gunter was a member of the Nashville Symphony for 22 years. She currently freelances in Indiana, Kentucky, and Alabama and regularly performs with the Jackson Symphony, orchestra Kentucky, and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Gunter is a member of the Nashville Double Reed Ensemble and the Instigator of “Bassoonery”, a local bassoon quintet that regularly plays at the Frist Museum and at Bachanalla. She lives in Nashville, TN with her husband David (an amateur trumpet players).