Nicole Buetti, Bassoon


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Nicole is thrilled to be playing Bassoon and Contrabassoon in the Portland Columbia Symphony. In addition to the PCSO, she is the contrabassoonist in the Vancouver Symphony and the Salem Symphony and is a busy freelance player around Oregon and Washington. Abroad, she has performed with the Haydn Music Festival Orchestra in Vienna and as a soloist and chamber music artist with the Assisi Performing Arts Festival in Italy as well as working as a freelance musician in Los Angeles before moving north. She graduated summa cum laude with a double degree in music theory/composition and bassoon performance and has a Master's degree from the University of Northern Colorado in bassoon and contrabassoon performance.

When not playing bassoon, Nicole is a partner and composer for Goes to Eleven Media, a music media company, and just released her 6th album of educational songs for kids entitled "Just Be You!" She has dozens of YouTube videos for her kid's songs, all performed by a huge cast of puppet characters. In addition to her children's music, Nicole has many published works for orchestra, band, chamber ensembles and commercial works for film and television.

Nicole maintains a large private teaching studio, and has been teaching bassoon and composition both privately and at the University level for the last decade. She believes aspiring musicians should be open to all sorts of musical experiences. Embrace the weird and whimsical to keep life interesting!