Bassoon, Orchestral Performance Program (College)
Roger Nye is currently the Second Bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic, having been chosen for that position in 2005 by Lorin Maazel. Mr. Nye is recognized for his versatility as an orchestral bassoonist having held Principal positions with both the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Sydney Symphony, Sydney, Australia prior to joining the Philharmonic. In addition he was also the Second bassoonist of the Omaha Symphony for 11 seasons. Teaching positions have been held at Augustana College and Sioux Falls College, both in Sioux Falls, South Dakota while Roger was the Principal Bassoonist of the South Dakota Symphony.
He has also taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Interlochen Arts Camp. Mr. Nye has performed as soloist with the South Dakota Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, the National Repertory Orchestra with Joseph Silverstein, and the Sydney Symphony. He has also been a performer on the New York Philharmonic’s Merkin chamber music series. Roger’s studies have included two years at the Interlochen Arts Academy, where he was a student of Robert Barris. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, studying with K. David VanHoesen and his MM from the USC School of Music where he was a student of Norman Herzberg for 2 years. While at USC Roger was the recipient of a Presser award and was voted outstanding chamber musician.