Faculty & Staff
Lecturer of Bassoon
Brian Ellingboe holds music degrees from Luther College, University of Massachusetts Lowell, University of Oregon and University of Wisconsin-Madison from which he received his DMA in bassoon. He has studied with Marc Vallon, Steve Vacchi and Judith Bedford.
He maintains an active teaching studio in Madison and is the bassoon coach for WYSO (Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras). Before moving to Madison to pursue his DMA he was previously bassoon faculty at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.
Active as an orchestral player, Brian is starting his 7th season as principal bassoon of the Sheboygan Symphony and 8th season as assistant principal and second bassoon in the Beloit Janesville Symphony. Previously in Oregon, he played with the Salem Chamber Orchestra, the Corvallis Symphony Orchestra, the Eugene Symphony Orchestra and the Oregon Mozart Players. He is active as a chamber musician performing frequently with Con Vivo as a member of the woodwind quintet. He also enjoys playing in theater pit orchestras (where he gets to dust off his old saxophones and clarinets) with Madison Savoyard Players, Capitol City Theater and Four Seasons Theater. Brian is also interested in period performance, performing on Baroque bassoon with Just Bach and the Lyra Baroque Orchestra.