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School of Music
Laura Koepke

School of Music
Mason Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151
Laura Koepke

Laura Koepke

2159 Mason Hall
716-673-3113 phone
716-673-3154 fax


Laura Koepke is the Associate Professor of Bassoon at The State University of New York at Fredonia, where she began teaching in 2007. As an orchestral player, she is the principal bassoonist of the Erie Philharmonic, and principal bassoonist of the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, where she also performed as soloist in 2014. Other recent solo appearances include concerto performances with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra and the Orchard Park Symphony. Prior to Fredonia, Ms. Koepke lived in New York City where she enjoyed an active freelance career. She performed numerous concerts with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, on European and US tours, and at home in Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. She has also performed with orchestras such as the American Composers Orchestra, New York Pops, the Orchestra of St. Luke's, American Symphony Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, New York City Opera, and the Westchester Philharmonic. From 1998 to 2009, Ms. Koepke was a member of the internationally acclaimed woodwind quintet, Quintet of the Americas. Three recordings with the quintet include "Dancing in Columbia" (MSR Classics,) "Karel Husa-Recollections" (New World Records,) and "Sounds of Brazil" (MSR Classics). Ms. Koepke has performed as a guest artist with Zephyros Winds, North Country Chamber Players, Sequitur, and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has performed at many summer festivals, including the Bard Festival, Bang on a Can, Festival of the Hamptons, Lincoln Center Festival, Maverick Concerts, and with the Chautauqua Symphony.  Most recently, Ms. Koepke performed as principal bassoonist at the 2015 Carmel Bach Festival. Previous teaching positions include New York University, Manhattan School of Music Pre-college, Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, and Western Connecticut State University. Ms. Koepke graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College and holds a Masters Degree and Artist Diploma from Yale University School of Music, where she studied with Stephen Maxym and Frank Morelli.

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