Instructor of Bassoon
Education: MM, University of Washington
Francine Peterson, bassoonist, enjoys a varied career as performer, educator, and adjudicator around the Pacific Northwest. She is principal bassoonist of the Northwest Sinfonietta and third contrabassoon with the Pacific Northwest Ballet. Ms. Peterson regularly performs with the Auburn Symphony, Seattle Symphony, and Opera orchestras, 5th Avenue Theater Orchestra, and the Oregon Symphony.
Dedicated to music education, she maintains a large private studio in addition to serving on the faculties of Pacific Lutheran University, Western Washington University, and Seattle Pacific University.
Ms. Peterson has been teaching and performing at the Marrowstone Music Festival for 22 years. She coaches for the Seattle Youth Symphony Organization, and teaches through the Endangered Instrument Program, which is sponsored by the Seattle Youth Symphony. She has also been a coach for the Cascade Youth Symphony for the past 20 years.