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Robert Mottl

Instructor, Bassoon


Robert Mottl recently retired from the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, where he was assistant principal bassoonist for 38 seasons. Prior to his joining the St. Louis Symphony in 1968,  he was  principal bassoonist of the Birmingham and Memphis Symphony Orchestras and was in residence in Brazil with the Quintet of the Americas at the University of Brasilia.

Mr. Mottl is a founding member of the Webster Wind Quintet and the Baroque Ensemble of St. Louis, and is bassoonist for the American Kantorei. He has appeared as a soloist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, has been featured in recital at the annual convention of the International Double Reed Society and enjoys sharing his knowledge through bassoon clinics and master classes.

A native of Chicago, Mr. Mottl received his undergraduate and MM degrees from Indiana University at Bloomington. His principle teachers were Leonard Sharrow, Simon Kovar, Roy Houser and Herman Beilfus.

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