Joseph Kluesener, bassoon
Wintergreen Summer Music Academy, Class of 2002 & 2006
Joseph Kluesener (bassoon) A versatile performer, educator and concert curator, Joseph Kluesener maintains a diverse career. Kluesener is Second Bassoonist at Wintergreen Summer Music Festival (VA), and has performed with the United States Air Force, The Phoenix Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Kentucky Symphony, and appeared twice on American Public Media’s Performance Today with Paradise Winds. Internationally, Kluesener has performed and/or taught at Aveiro International Music Festival (Portugal), Saarburg Serenaden (Germany), and at International Double Reed Society (IDRS) 2015 in Tokyo and upcoming at IDRS 2018 in Granada, Spain; nationally, in conferences of the International Viola Society, North American Saxophone Alliance, International Clarinet Association and the IDRS. From 2010-2014, Kluesener was Curator and Coordinator for Classical Revolution PHX and in 2014-2017, Kluesener was appointed Artistic Director of Fountain Hills Chamber Players (Fountain Hills, AZ). Since 2008, Kluesener has been Adjunct Faculty in the Maricopa Community College District (Music Humanities), while also teaching a private bassoon studio. He has earned Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from Arizona State University, and two Bachelors of Music cum laude from University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Kluesener is an Associate Buyer for FacilitySource, LLC and his other interests include cooking, pickleball, bikram yoga, hiking, camping and traveling. He lives with his future wife in Phoenix (Chandler), AZ and their two French bulldogs, Stanley and Iggy.