Rod Ackmann possesses a can do spirit as Principal Bassoonist of the OKCPHIL. With both an undergrad and Masters from Indiana University, my full time position is Professor of Bassoon at the University of Oklahoma, where I guide the next generation of bassoonists and teachers. Additionally, I lead the “Sooner Bassooners” a group of majors and non-majors in numerous performances each year.

What do you like the most about living in OKC? The amazing balance of high quality of life with many things to enjoy here, along with the ease of getting around the metro area, and a low cost of living!

What would you be doing if you weren’t a professional musician? Playing left field for the St. Louis Cardinals.