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Aaron Pergram, bassoon

Aaron Pergram joined the faculty at Miami University as Assistant Professor of
Bassoon in 2019. Before coming to Oxford, he served on faculty for five years at
Soochow University in Suzhou, China. Pergram received degrees from the
University of Kansas (BM), Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music (MM),
and the University of Oregon (DMA). His prominent teachers include Eric
Stomberg, William Ludwig, and Steve Vacchi.
As a global performer, Pergram has appeared on stage with the World Master
Orchestra (Shanghai), Oregon Ballet Theatre, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
(WA), Eugene Opera, Oregon Mozart Players, Oregon Festival of American
Music, Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Natchez Opera Festival, and many
other ensembles. He has been a featured performer in China at several notable
venues including the Suzhou Poly Grand Theatre, Jinji Lake Concert Hall,
Shanghai Symphony Hall, and Hangzhou Grand Theater among others.
Outside of North America, his musical journeys have taken him to various places
in Asia including Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Taiwan,
and much of Mainland China. A proponent of new music, Pergram regularly
performs new compositions in many genres and mediums by active composers
from around the world. In addition to utilizing traditional musical practices in
teaching the art of performance, he believes in the power of integrating
technology with education and encourages interaction with the online global
community as a meaningful way of learning. Pergram is a native of the
Cincinnati, Ohio area.