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Jeffrey McCray

Bassoon Instructor

Jeffrey McCray

Bio

Jeffrey McCray is the bassoon instructor at Colorado State University Pueblo. He is also an instructor in bassoon and music theory at Metropolitan State University of Denver. In addition, he is Principal Bassoon of the Lincoln (NE) Symphony Orchestra and he is a member of the bassoon section of the Colorado Springs Philharmonic. He has performed extensively as a guest with the Omaha Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, and the Minnesota Orchestra. Dr. McCray served for 13 years on the faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he attained the rank of Associate Professor and was a member of the Moran Woodwind Quintet, Trio 402, and Bassoons Across Nebraska. He has also held teaching positions at Baylor University, Western Michigan University, Albion College, and the University of Michigan-Flint. His primary bassoon teachers were Robert Barris, Bernard Garfield, and Michael Kroth, and he holds degrees from Northwestern University, Temple University, and Michigan State University.

Dr. McCray is an active performer and clinician, having performed or presented at numerous conferences of music professionals such as the International Double Reed Society, the College Music Society, the International Clarinet Association, the International Horn Society, the Nebraska Music Educators Association, and the Colorado Music Educators Association. He has taught masterclasses and performed recitals at many prestigious schools of music, including Baylor University, Colorado State University, the Crane School of Music (SUNY-Potsdam), Michigan State University, University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Michigan, University of North Texas, University of Northern Colorado, University of Oklahoma, and the Instituto Nacional de Música in Costa Rica.
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