Faculty & Staff

Roger Nye
Lecturer, Bassoon

Roger Nye is the second bassoonist of the New York Philharmonic, having been chosen for that position in 2005 by Lorin Maazel. Nye has held principal positions with both the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Sydney Symphony in Sydney, Australia, prior to joining the Philharmonic. In addition, he was also the second bassoonist of the Omaha Symphony for 11 seasons.

Nye has held teaching positions at Augustana College and Sioux Falls College, both in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, while he was the principal bassoonist of the South Dakota Symphony. He has also taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and the Interlochen Arts Camp. Nye has performed as soloist with the South Dakota Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, the National Repertory Orchestra with Joseph Silverstein, and the Sydney Symphony. He has also been a performer on the New York Philharmonic’s Merkin chamber music series.

Nye’s studies included two years at the Interlochen Arts Academy, where he was a student of Robert Barris. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music, studying with K. David VanHoesen, and his master’s degree from the University of Southern California School of Music, where he was a student of Norman Herzberg for two years. While at USC, Nye was the recipient of a Presser Award and was voted “outstanding chamber musician.”