Music Bldg, Room 211
William Dietz, professor of bassoon and wind chamber music, has served on the school’s faculty since 1983 and is a member of the Arizona Wind Quintet, a faculty ensemble. Dietz, who studied at West Virginia University and the University of Washington, received the Doctorate of Music in bassoon performance from Florida State University where he studied with William Winstead. Dietz has served as principal bassoonist with various orchestras, including the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Costa Rica, the Flagstaff Festival of the Arts Orchestra, and the Desert Foothills Festival Orchestra. He is presently a member of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. As a recitalist and chamber musician he has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and in Europe. Dietz has premiered several works at the annual conferences of the International Double Reed Society, and in 1994 released a compact disc of new works for the bassoon. He is the senior author and editor of Teaching Woodwinds, a text designed for college wind instrumental techniques classes.