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Lecolion Washington (M.M.), Bassoon

Lecolion Washington, bassoon, received a BM in Music Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, MM in Orchestral Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, and Artist Certificate Studies at Southern Methodist University. His principal teachers were Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Frank Morelli, and Wilfred Roberts. Washington has performed with the Austin Civic Chorus Orchestra, New Texas Festival Orchestra, Mid-Texas Symphony, Garland/Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, and as Principal Bassoonist with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. He also performed with the Riverside Symphony Orchestra and as Principal Basoonist and with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. He won orchestral auditions with the Houston Grand Opera and Shanghai Broadcasting Orchestra, performed with the Memphis Symphony and Iris Chamber Orchestra, and currently serves as Co-Principal Bassoon of the Missouri Chamber Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Professor Washington performed with the Circadia Wind Quintet, New York Chamber Ensemble, and with principal players from orchestras including the Minnesota Orchestra, the Orpheus Chamber Ensemble, and the New York Philharmonic. In 2004, The Orchestral Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music invited him to perform on a chamber music concert of Distinguished Alumni. He has attended the Texas Music Festival, Cape May Music Festival, and the International Festival Institute at Round Top. He won concerto competitions at the Round Top Music Festival and Southern Methodist University, and performed the Weber Andante and Rondo with the Columbia Civic Orchestra. Professor Washington has given recitals and master classes at The University of North Texas, Baylor University, and The University of Texas at Austin. He served as the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Missouri-Columbia and bassoonist for the Missouri Wind Quintet, before joining the Memphis Woodwind Quintet and faculty of The Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music in 2004.

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