While the community is staying healthy at home, the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra is offering the opportunity to have an up-close and personal look at some of its talented musicians.
Meet the Musicians will be presented weekly and they will talk about their instruments and share their passion for music.
Conor Bell recently joined the Auburn University Department of Music faculty, where he will teach applied bassoon lessons, music theory and music appreciation. He is particularly interested in performing pieces that haven’t been previously recorded and expanding the bassoon’s repertoire by arranging other instruments’ works for bassoon.
Bell has held the position of principal bassoon with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra since 2016 and has subbed with many of the regional orchestras in Indiana.
Bell is also a passionate chamber musician, performing with the Elicio Winds, a woodwind trio comprised of Auburn faculty members, the Æther reed quintet, and other community outreach-oriented ensembles such as Classical Music Indy and the Owensboro Brownbag Lunch concert series.
A Texas native, Bell attended West Texas A&M University for his bachelor’s degree, studying with Tina Carpenter. He followed that by attending Indiana University for his master’s and doctoral degrees. He has reached candidacy for his doctorate, having completed the necessary coursework and qualifying exams. He is now working on his dissertation which explores the bassoon works of David Maslanka. Additionally, he holds minors in music theory and arts administration.