Matthew Ruggiero interviewed by Dale Clark


Dale Clark is principal bassoon of the Delta Symphony, former member of the North Arkansas Symphony, and has appeared as guest principal bassoon with the Memphis Symphony and Arkansas Symphony Orchestras. He is Adjunct Instructor of Bassoon at Arkansas State University and was instructor and principal bassoon at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival of the Sewanee Festival. He is a former member of the Memphis Woodwind Quintet and has appeared at conferences of the International Double Reed Society as performer, composer, panel member, reed class instructor and exhibitor. His principal teachers were Ed Knob, Keith McClelland, Gary Echols and Matthew Ruggiero. As owner and reed maker of Clark Bassoon Reeds, he provides professional quality bassoon reeds to over 1500 customers across the U.S and abroad.

Interview Excerpts

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