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Praised for his “warm dark sound, lovely vibrato and impressive staccato tonguing,” Dr. Dillon Meacham is an accomplished bassoonist, teacher, and audio/video producer performing throughout the United States. He currently serves as bassoon faculty for Adelphi University, Long Island Conservatory, and during the summers at the Pierrot Chamber Music Festival.
Dr. Meacham’s diverse orchestral career includes regular performances with the Hartford Symphony, New Haven, Norwalk, and Venice Symphonies, along with his active freelance work. He also performs frequently with the New York Kammermusiker and was invited to perform with the Newfound Chamber Winds, and at the Caroga Lake and Hamptons Festivals of Music.
As a soloist, Dr. Meacham gave the acclaimed premiere of Michael Torke’s ‘West’ Concerto with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, and performed the Eric Ewazen Concerto with the Old Dominion University Wind Ensemble. He was a winner of the Eastern Music Festival's concerto competition, where he played the first movement of the W. A. Mozart Bassoon Concerto with orchestra, and he performed at the 2014 International Double Reed Society Conference in New York City. In his hometown of Blacksburg, Virginia, he was a featured soloist with multiple ensembles performing the von Weber Bassoon Concerto. Dr. Meacham was invited to attend the Bowdoin International Music Festival as a Kaplan Fellow, and has also participated in the Sarasota and Canyon Arts Music Festivals, the Banff Centre Master Classes, and the Brevard Music Center. He enjoys refining his artistry and reed-making skills in the summers at the Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp in Little Switzerland, North Carolina.
Dr. Meacham earned his doctorate from Stony Brook University, and also holds degrees from the Yale School of Music, The Juilliard School, and the Peabody Conservatory. He has been privileged to study with Frank Morelli, Phillip Kolker, and Barbara Duke, and is the first playing owner of an 11,000 series Heckel bassoon built in 1971.

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