B I O G R A P H Y
Dylan Myers is a bassoonist, pedagogue, and avid performer and arranger. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree in bassoon performance at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point under the tutelage of Dr. Patricia Holland where he is also a working towards his Master of Music Education degree in bassoon pedagogy. His graduate research includes the advocacy of the altissimo range on the modern bassoon. Additional research includes a contemporary method of learning historical bassoons from the baroque and classical eras, culturally informed performance practice, and storytelling through performance artistry. Mr. Myers performed regularly with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, freelances as a woodwind instructor, maintains an online reed store, and serves as a woodwind repair technician. He has twice participated in the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) in British Columbia, Canada where he studied under Marc Goldberg and Michael Sweeney, as well as performed in master classes led by Dame Evelyn Glennie, Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, PROJECT Trio, and the United States Army TRADOC Woodwind Quintet. Additionally, Dylan continued studies with Michael Kroth (Michigan State University) and Steve Vacchi (University of Oregon).
As an avid collaborative musician, Dylan assisted in developing multiple chamber ensembles including the Pacific Artists Collective (Oregon) and West Circle Quintet (Michigan). He is an advocate for the advancement of the bassoon's range through new music of 21st century composers. Such advancements include extending the range both with and without modifications to modern key work or bore of the instrument in efforts to make such repertoire more readily accessible. Dylan has performed Wisconsin premieres of living composers such as Matheiu Lussier, Marjan Mozetich, and Evan C. Paul, and can be heard on singer-songwriter Stephan Nance's EP "Incredible Distance" (2018).