Eric Fassbender, D.M.A.
Bassoon and Oboe
- Office: VSG 101A
- Phone: (775) 682-9020
Eric Fassbender teaches bassoon, oboe, sight-singing, and woodwind chamber music at the University of Nevada, Reno. Performing regularly on both bassoon and oboe, he appears with the Reno Philharmonic, the Reno Chamber Orchestra, Trio Reno, local casino orchestras, and various other orchestras and chamber ensembles in the area. He is also an active commissioner and performer of new works for double reeds; in 2015 he gave the world premiere of Jean-Paul Perrotte's Get Lost in a Dream for bassoon and tape.
Dr. Fassbender received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, studying with Janis McKay. He received his Master of Music degree in Double Reed Performance from the University of Nevada, Reno, studying with Christin Schillinger, Lindsey Bartlett, and Andrea Lenz. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Michigan University, studying bassoon with Donald Grant.
An accomplished accordionist, Dr. Fassbender has appeared with the Reno Philharmonic and as soloist with the Reno Pops Orchestra. As a saxophonist with the Wisconsin-based Don Peachey Band, he toured from 2003 to 2006 and appears on the 2004 album What Goes on Here?
Dr. Fassbender lives in Reno with his wife Melanie, Director of Bands and Chorus at O'Brien STEM Academy. He performs on a Fox 601 bassoon and a kingwood Yamaha 841 oboe.