All About That Bass(oon)
Ron Aufmann has played clarinet and bass clarinet with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra since 1986, playing on more than 90 CDs. A student of Earl Bates at IU, he has also studied bass with Lawrence Bocaner of the National Symphony. He appears frequently as chamber musician and soloist. In Cincinnati he has premiered such works as Patrice Sciortino’s AS IF for Bass Clarinet and Wind Ensemble with the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music’s Wind Symphony and Frank Proto’s Afro-American Fragments for Bass Clarinet, Cello, Bass and Narrator (Red Mark CD 9212). He has been on the faculty of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music since 1995.
An artist for both Buffet and D’Addario, Ron plays R-13 clarinets, a Tosca bass and Reserve Classic reeds.
Carol Aufmann is a graduate and former faculty member of the DC Youth Orchestra Program in Washington DC. She received her bachelor's degree from the Indiana University School of Music and has played in the Columbus Symphony, National Symphony, and Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. Since moving to Cincinnati, Carol teaches at CCM Prep and is principal bassoon with the Richmond Symphony in Indiana and the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony. She also plays occasionally for the Broadway in America series and the Cincinnati Ballet and substitutes with the Cincinnati Symphony. Carol also performs with the Wayside Winds.