Richard Meek

Richard Meek

Bassoon

Mr. Meek is Professor of Bassoon, Counterpoint, and Orchestration at Texas Tech University where he performs with the Mariah Winds and the Devienne Trio. He holds the Bachelor of Music from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Certificate from Mozarteum Salzburg, and the Performer’s Certificate and Master of Arts from the Eastman School of Music, where he served as Principal Bassoonist of the Eastman Wind Ensemble and the Philharmonia, Among his teachers are Rudolph Klepac (Akademie Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria), Kenneth Moore, David Van Hoesen, Louis Skinner, and Marcel Moyse. Mr. Meek has performed at numerous annual meetings of the International Double Reed Society both here and abroad and served as its treasurer and as host for the 1981 Congress of that group in Lubbock, Texas, the first Gillet Double Reed Competition. He also appeared as soloist with several orchestras and commissioned a number of solo/ensemble works for bassoon.