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Biography

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.
 
Dr. Meacham’s diverse orchestral career includes performing with the Hartford Symphony, Greater Bridgeport Symphony, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, New World Symphony, Symphony in C, Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, Yale Philharmonia, and the Juilliard Orchestra, along with his active freelance work. He also performs frequently with the New York Kammermusiker and the Maryland Chamber Winds for a wide variety of audiences around the country.
 
Dr. Meacham gave the acclaimed premiere of a new Concertino for bassoon and orchestra composed by Michael Torke with the Albany Symphony Orchestra. 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.