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  • Karl Rzasa

  • Associate Lecturer - Music
  • Music
  • (262) 595-2594
  • rzasa@uwp.edu
Biography
Hailing from Manchester, N.H., Karl holds degrees from Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He migrated to Chicago in 2004 to join the Civic Orchestra of Chicago of which he was a member until 2006. Karl is currently principal bassoonist of the Rockford Symphony, the Southern Illinois Music Festival, and has served as principal bassoon of the Kenosha Symphony and the Quad Cities Symphony. He has appeared with many other orchestras, including the Elgin Symphony, Chicago Symphony, and Vermont Symphony, and can be heard on the Elgin Symphony’s recording of assorted Copland works on the NAXOS label. An active chamber musician, Karl was a proud member of the Fifth House Ensemble based in Chicago, has appeared with CSO’s new music series MusicNOW, and attended the Banff Centre for the Arts in Banff, Alberta, Canada, as a member of the Hara Quintet in the summer of 2006. His principal teachers include Janet Polk, George Sakakeeny, Stephen Walt, and Bill Buchman.
Courses Taught

Spring 2016

MUSA 168 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 169 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 268 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 269 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 368 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 369 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 468 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 469 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 68 APPLIED BASSOON

Fall 2015

MUSA 168 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 169 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 268 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 269 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 368 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 369 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 468 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 469 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 68 APPLIED BASSOON

Spring 2015

MUSA 168 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 169 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 268 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 269 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 368 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 369 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 468 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 469 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 68 APPLIED BASSOON

Fall 2014

MUSA 168 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 169 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 268 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 269 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 368 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 369 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 468 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 469 APPLIED BASSOON
MUSA 68 APPLIED BASSOON

Spring 2014

MUSA 168 BASSOON
MUSA 169 BASSOON
MUSA 268 BASSOON
MUSA 269 BASSOON
MUSA 368 BASSOON
MUSA 369 BASSOON
MUSA 468 BASSOON
MUSA 469 BASSOON
MUSA 68 BASSOON

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