Music History faculty member Martin Verdrager, of New York City, worked as artistic consultant with the New York Chamber Symphony from 2000-01. He was artistic consultant with the Summer Mozart Festival at the Kennedy Center from 1999-2001, artistic administrator at the National Symphony Orchestra from 1994-99, and artistic administrator at the Aspen Music Festival and School from 1970-93. He was personnel manager at the New Jersey Symphony from 1979-81. He has given bassoon and contrabassoon performances with the Aspen Festival Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Long Island Symphony, and Brooklyn Philharmonia, among others. He edited the Aspen Music Festival program book from 1981-1993 and was a former faculty member at Wagner College from 1970-77, where he taught bassoon. At Aspen Music School, he taught ear training, music history, and contrabassoon from 1969-93. Verdrager received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Juilliard. He studied bassoon with Harold Goltzer and completed his doctoral studies at N.Y.U. Verdrager has been a faculty member since 2001.