Sol Schoenbach interviewed by William Dietz

William Dietz, professor of bassoon and wind chamber music, and coordinator of woodwind activities, has served on the University of Arizona faculty since 1983. He is a member of the Arizona Wind Quintet (a faculty ensemble) and Trio Arizona, an oboe, bassoon, piano combination.  Both ensembles perform regularly on campus and at national and international venues. Dietz studied at West Virginia University and the University of Washington, receiving a Doctorate of Music in bassoon performance from Florida State University where he studied with William Winstead. He has served as principal bassoonist with various orchestras including the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Costa Rica, the Flagstaff Festival of the Arts Orchestra, and the Arizona Music Fest Orchestra.  He was a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra for 16 seasons. As a recitalist and chamber musician, he has performed in the United States, Canada,Mexico, Central/South America, and in Europe.

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Interview Excerpts

SS: Sol Schoenbach; WD: William Dietz