Jonathan Stehney is an active bassoonist whose focus is contemporary & experimental music. He has traveled throughout the United States as well as abroad performing new works for bassoon and contrabassoon. He had the great opportunity to work with new composers on new ways to write for the bassoon, as well as working with known composers such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Pierre Boulez, Peter Eoetvos, Olga Neuwirth, James Tenney, Mark Menzies, Karlheinz Stockhausen, among others. Jon’s studies have brought him abroad several times where he studies extensively with Pascal Gallois, Paul Riveaux, and the EIC. He received his BFA in performance from Cal Arts in 2004, where he currently works as the adjunct bassoon teacher. He followed with his Master’s degree and PSD from SFCM, and is finishing his DMA at SUNY Stonybrook. Jon also plays oboe, english horn, saxophone, and clarinet frequently for various orchestras and musical theater pits.