Dr. Daryn Zubke


Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Memphis


Daryn Zubke arrived this year at the University of Memphis as the new Assistant Professor of Bassoon. Prior to this position, Dr. Zubke played with the Kansas City Symphony as a substitute bassoonist while working toward his doctoral degree, which he completed in the Fall of 2017. His academic research is greatly inspired by a passion for the French bassoon and its history.  

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Dr. Zubke proudly played alongside his teachers and mentors, Judith LeClair, Roger Nye, and Kim Laskowski in the New York Philharmonic for ten subscription weeks. Ms. LeClair and Mr. Nye were his primary teachers and Ms. Laskowski continues to mentor his interest in the French bassoon.

Dr. Zubke attended the University of Kansas for his doctoral degree. There he studied with Dr. Eric Stomberg, who was also his teacher at Interlochen Arts Academy. Dr. Zubke went on to study at The Juilliard School and the Manhattan School of Music.