Performance Studies Instructor, Bassoon
AJ Coppola is adjunct professor of bassoon. He graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY with a degree in music education with a concentration in bassoon. While at Ithaca, he was one of the first to receive the Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership and Ithaca College’s IDRS Award for Commitment to Artistic Excellence and Teamwork, as well as being named one of the 40 under 40 for the Ithaca Community. He now teaches K-8 band, chorus and general music at Campton Elementary School in Campton, New Hampshire and performs with the New Hampshire Master Chorale, the Gilford Community Band and the Plymouth Educational Theater Collaborative (ETC). He has volunteered with the International Double Reed Society at the 2007 (Ithaca, NY), 2008 (Provo, UT), 2009 (Birmingham, UK) and 2010 (Norman, OK) conferences. He has studied bassoon with Lee Goodhew Romm, Maria Isaak and Janet Polk.