Doug Spaniol is Professor of Bassoon at Butler University and Instructor of Bassoon at Interlochen Arts Camp. His instructional book for bassoonists, The New Weissenborn Method for Bassoon (Hal Leonard), has been called “a must for all your beginning students” (The Double Reed) and “an invaluable addition to bassoon literature…a landmark in pedagogy” (Double Reed News).
Dr. Spaniol has appeared as soloist with Sinfonia da Camera, the St. Petersburg Classical Symphony Orchestra, Solisti St. Petersburg, the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis. He served as principal bassoonist of Sinfonia da Camera for eleven seasons and has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and the Columbus (Ohio) Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of Rock E Bassoon, a rock band comprised of six electric bassoonists and a drummer. He has also performed with The Rolling Stones, Art Garfunkel, Sandi Patty, and Michael Feinstein.
Dr. Spaniol has presented masterclasses and workshops at the Royal Academy of Music (London), Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama (Cardiff), the St. Petersburg (Russia) Conservatory, Indiana University, and many others. He frequently appears as a performer/presenter at music education conferences and the annual conferences of the International Double Reed Society. Dr. Spaniol has been named a Fulbright Scholar and a Marshall Scholar and has received degrees from the University of Illinois, the Royal Northern College of Music, and The Ohio State University. Dr. Spaniol is a Yamaha Performing Artist and plays a Yamaha YFG-811 bassoon.