MAY 5 - 11, 2014

EN: Yvonne Kershaw, bassoonist, was raised in rural Indiana. She wasfortunate to have a very good music program in her school district and began playing the flute in grade 5 in a school music program. She began playing the bassoon in high school. Throughout school she participated in band, orchestra and marching band. She was a member of the Indiana All-State Orchestra and Band. She also played in the Indianapolis Youth Symphony, Butler University Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Symphony Orchestra as a high school student. She has a Bachelor Degree from Butler University and a M.M. in Bassoon Performance from Indiana University School of Music.


Yvonne freelanced and taught in Seattle, Washington before moving to Fredericton. Yvonne performs with Symphony New Brunswick, the New Brunswick Chamber Music Festival, Atlantic Sinfonia and other groups. She has been the bassoon coach with NBYO. She teaches credit music courses at UNB and teaches flute, oboe and bassoon at the UNB Conservatory. She enjoys coaching chamber music with her students. She also enjoys listening to vocal music. Yvonne enthusiastically attends the Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp in North Carolina every May. She also enjoys attending the International Double Reed Society Conventions. Yvonne feels strongly about the great need for high quality instrumental music education in Fredericton and the surrounding communities. Yvonne has a great interest and loves playing bassoons made between 1920 and 1945. She lives in Fredericton with her husband John, daughter Hannah, son Jacob and Nova Scotia Ducktoller Retriever Maggie.

Yvonne Kershaw, bassoon