Instructor of Bassoon
Ronald Haroutunian, bassoonist, attended New England Conservatory Music and Boston University, studying with Matthew Ruggiero and Sherman Walt. He also studied reedmaking with Louis A. Skinner. Haroutunian has been a member of the Springfield (Massachusetts) Symphony Orchestra and served as principal bassoon with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra during the 1986-87 season. He currently performs as principal bassoon with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and is an extra player with the Boston Symphony, performing as second bassoonist during the 1999-2000 season. Haroutunian also performs with the Boston Ballet, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Boston Modern Orchestra Project and Boston Lyric Opera, among others in the New England area. He has been a soloist with the Boston Pops, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and Hartford Symphony. He teaches bassoon at Tufts University, Boston University and the University of Connecticut. He made his Carnegie Recital Hall debut with the New England Conservatory Scholarship Woodwind Quintet and has recorded on Phillips, Sony and Koch, among others.