Maya Stone, bassoon
Maya Stone is a champion of music. She has commissioned and premiered several works by American composers. Recent projects include solo bassoon in Black Gospel Music, which includes collaborating with the composers Raymond Wise, Mark Lomax and William Menefield.
Stone gives recitals and master classes around the U.S. regularly. She has been a member of the Sphinx Orchestra since 2008, and won the second bassoon position with the Huntsville Symphony in 2007. She has played at the International Double Reed Society Conference, and performs regularly with orchestras around the South East. She is also a member of the Rushes Ensemble, which performs Michael Gordon’s piece of the same name; and Chatterbird, an alternative new music group that is unique to the Nashville, TN region.
Dr. Stone maintains an active teaching schedule whether in the academic or private setting. She held full-time professorships at universities in Tennessee, Ohio and Missouri from 2004-2013. For Spring 2019, she is an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. She also teaches a private studio of woodwind students in Nashville and Huntsville.
In addition to teaching and freelancing, Maya enjoys serving on the Regional Orchestra Players Association (ROPA) Executive Board as a Member At Large. She has served as the ROPA Delegate for the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra Players Association, and currently serves as the Alternate Delegate.
Dr. Stone received her D.M.A. in bassoon performance from the University of Texas at Austin in 2010, an M.M. in bassoon performance and woodwind specialty from Michigan State University in 2003, and a B.M. in music education from SUNY Potsdam in 2001. Her teachers include Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Barrick Stees, and Frank Wangler.
Maya moved back to the South East a few years ago, and is thrilled to be living there again. She loves the green, rolling hills, the mountains, and the crisp sun so prevalent in the region.
You can follow Maya on her facebook music page: www.facebook.com/mayastonestudio.