Frank Morelli studied with Stephen Maxym at the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School, and holds the distinction of being the first bassoonist to attain a doctorate at Juilliard. With over 150 recordings to his credit, he has made nine appearances as a soloist in Carnegie Hall. A prolific chamber musician, he performed at the White House for the final State Dinner of the Clinton Presidency, and is bassoonist of the renowned quintet, Windscape. Chosen to succeed his teacher, Stephen Maxym, Frank Morelli teaches at Juilliard, the Yale and Manhattan Schools of Music and SUNY Stony Brook, and offers a “cyber masterclass” at his website, www.morellibassoon.com. He compiled the landmark excerpt book Stravinsky: Difficult Passages for Bassoon, which includes a preface by Robert Craft, and has published several transcriptions. He is principal bassoonist of the NYC Opera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and American Composers Orchestra.