Darrel Hale

Darrel Hale


Darrel Hale is the Associate Professor of Bassoon at the University of North Texas and the Principal Bassoonist of the Baton Rouge Symphony. An active performer, Mr. Hale has also served as the principal bassoon of the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra, and as the Acting Principal Bassoon of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Chattanooga Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Chamber Players, and Louisiana Philharmonic. As a fellow at the Aspen Music Festival, Dr. Hale performed as part of the Aspen Academy of Conducting Orchestra and for several summers in the Aspen Festival Orchestra alongside his teacher and mentor, Per Hannevold, A passionate chamber musician, Darrel Hale performs in a duo with mezzo-soprano, Megan Ihnen. His major teachers include Dr. Yoshiyuki Ishikawa, Per Hannevold, and William Winstead.

Recital Chamber – Darrel Hale


Ahead of All Parting (2019), Jenni Brandon (b. 1977) Megan Ihnen, Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Gustafson, Harp Darrel Hale, Bassoon

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