Department of Music

Conor Bell

Conor Bell

223 Goodwin Music Building

Conor Bell recently joined the Auburn University Department of Music faculty, where he is excited to teach applied bassoon lessons, music theory, and music appreciation. He is particularly interested in performing pieces that haven’t been previously recorded and expanding the bassoon’s repertoire by arranging other instruments’ works for bassoon.

Bell has held the position of principal bassoon with the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra in Kentucky since 2016 and has subbed with many of the regional orchestras in Indiana. He is also a passionate chamber musician, performing with the Æther reed quintet, and other community outreach-oriented ensembles such as Classical Music Indy and the Owensboro Brownbag Lunch concert series.

A Texas native, Bell attended West Texas A&M University for his bachelor’s degree, studying with Dr. Tina Carpenter. He followed this by attending Indiana University for his master’s and doctoral degrees, studying with William Ludwig and Kathleen McLean. He has reached candidacy for his doctorate, having completed the necessary coursework and qualifying exams. He is now working on his dissertation which explores the bassoon works of David Maslanka. Additionally, he holds minors in music theory and arts administration.

Last Updated: September 19, 2019