Adjunct Professorial Lecturer
Department of Performing Arts
Eric Dircksen is a bassoon instructor in the applied music program. Eric Dircksen studied saxophone and bassoon at Indiana University in Bloomington and at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He played utility bassoon and saxophone with the Jerusalem Symphony. He has participated in summer festivals in Aspen, Los Angeles, Dallas, Spoleto, Jerusalem, Graz, and Amalfi. In the Washington area he enjoys an active freelance career playing principal bassoon with Washington Concert Opera, Virginia Chamber Orchestra, and Washington Ballet, and extra bassoon/contrabassoon with Washington Opera, Alexandria Symphony, National Philharmonic and others. He is a member of Eastwind Consort, a woodwind chamber group that plays throughout the MidAtlantic region.