William Short

College Division

College Division: 

  • Bassoon, Chamber Music

Contact Information

Contact Information

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Principal bassoon, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, 2012-present. Has also performed with the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Toured the United States with Curtis on Tour and has performed and taught in Belize, Cuba, Guatemala, and Nicaragua with the Philadelphia-based wind quintet Liberty Winds. Performances featured on American Public Media's Performance Today and on WHYY’s Onstage at Curtis. As a composer, his works have been published by TrevCo-Varner Music. 

Degrees and Studies

BM, Curtis Institute of Music (studies with Daniel Matsukawa and Bernard Garfield); MM, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music (studies with Benjamin Kamins). 

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 2016.