Bassoonist Sasha Enegren is Assistant Professor, Woodwind Coordinator, and a member of the Montclair Woodwind Quintet, a faculty ensemble that mentors young chamber musicians through a professional residency program. Dr. Enegren is also a member of the Quintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet focusing on music from South, Central, and North America. She has performed numerous concertos as a soloist with orchestras and premiered new compositions by local composers. She has been a member of the Savannah Philharmonic since 2010 and freelances extensively in the NY/NJ area. Committed to community engagement, Sasha volunteers in local schools where she gives group and individual music lessons to students of all ages. She has also played for the New York Philharmonic’s “Very Young People’s Concerts.” She has worked in the Center for Music Entrepreneurship at Manhattan School of Music and implements career guidance skills into her teaching. At Manhattan School of Music, she earned her Master’s Degree in orchestral performance and was honored as the outstanding graduate from their doctoral program. She has also studied at Mannes College of Music and Wake Forest University. She has published in the journals of the International Double Reed Society and the International Alliance for Women in Music.
The four bassoonists met at the Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp, where they came together to perform works written and arranged for bassoon ensemble. Their moniker was bestowed upon them by their students in residence at bassoon camp in the summer of 2018.