Private Instructor, bassoon
Gene Griswold performed as first bassoonist with the US Navy Band in Washington, D. C., the Baltimore Opera Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, and the Knoxville Symphony as well as with orchestras in Memphis, Corpus Christi, and Evansville, Indiana. He continues to freelance in the Baltimore/Washington area.
As a teacher and reedmaker, his bassoon students have won major competitions, academic awards, and positions in professional performing ensembles. The performances of his student ensembles have won critical acclaim.
As an author, his most recent book, Teaching Woodwinds, is being marketed and sold worldwide. His contributions to major musical reference works include Recent Researches in Music of the Classical Era and The Symphony 1720-1840 as well as articles in The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians.
His research on historical reed making and bassoon pedagogy has received international recognition.