Duncan Massey, bassoon
New West Symphony principal bassoonist Duncan Massey also serves as principal bassoon of the Riverside County Philharmonic, Santa Barbara Grand Opera, as well as a member of the Long Beach Opera Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of the South Bay. He has also performed as the second bassoonist with the Houston Ballet Orchestra and as an extra bassoonist with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, and many other ensembles in the Los Angeles area. He has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California, where he was awarded Outstanding Graduating Senior of the Wind and Percussion Department. He has studied with Benjamin Kamins, Michael O'Donovan, and Norman Herzberg and was also the Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at California State University Northridge.