John Steinmetz

bassoonist, composer, writer, satirist, speaker

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Recital programs, masterclasses, coachings

Arizona State University, KPFK, International Double Reed Society, Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, Camerata Pacifica, Lily Conference on College Teaching, San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival, UCLA, etc.

Speeches, workshops, conferences

  • Chamber Music America, Americans for the Arts, National Conference on Piano Pedagogy, University of Oklahoma, Long Beach Symphony, Center for America and World Cultures at Miami University of Ohio, etc.

  • Recent topics:
    • "Music and Peacemaking"
    • "Creative Teamwork"
    • "Enlivening Live Music"
    • "New Ideas for Music Teaching"
    • "Making the Pie Bigger"
    • "Connecting Amateurs and Professionals"
    • "Chamber Music and Elitism"
    • "Families and Media"

Facilitation of meetings and projects

Pasadena Conservatory of Music, Chamber Music America Education and Residency Institute (Chicago), University of Oklahoma, Network of Music Career Center Directors (New York), Royal Conservatory of Music (Toronto), etc.

Concert hosting, concert design, and preconcert lectures

Oregon Bach Festival, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Skaneateles Festival, Pacific Classical Winds, XTET, etc.


Apple Computer, Atari Computer, Walt Disney Imagineering, Naxos Records, Claremont Community Music School, Cal Poly Pomona, etc.