Music – Bassoon
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Sean Pace received a bachelor of music (2008) and master of music (2011) degrees in bassoon performance from Texas Tech University where he studied with Richard Meek. He continued his
training at the University of North Texas where he is in the final stages of earning his Doctor of Musical Arts degree (2023) studying with Associate Professor of Bassoon, Darrel Hale.
Admiring sounds from the Warner Bros studio orchestras watching cartoons as a kid, Lubbock,
TX native Sean Pace fell in love with the bassoon at an early age. Invigorated by a challenge,
the solace he found in learning to play the bassoon put wheels in motion for a blossoming
career. He maintains an active schedule freelancing and teaching across North Texas and
Southern Oklahoma. His versatility as a performer and educator is showcased in the scope of
his past and present appointments.
Serving as adjunct instructor, in 2020 he joined the faculty of Southeastern Oklahoma State
University and in 2021 he joined the faculty of Collin College. His teaching duties include
applied bassoon lessons and reed-making techniques. Previous appointments include Teaching
Fellow (bassoon) and Teaching Assistant (Center for Chamber Music) at the University of North
Texas. He has taught privately in Lubbock, Plainview, Frenship, and most recently Keller
Independent School Districts. During the summer months, he teaches at the Texas Tech
University Band and Orchestra camp and has been invited to teach at the International Summer
Music Institute (ISMI) this summer at the University of North Texas. Apart from his bustling
teaching schedule, Pace enjoys a busy freelancing career.
An avid orchestral performer, Pace has performed with orchestras from New Mexico, Texas, and
Arkansas including the Midland-Odessa Symphony and Chorale, New Mexico Philharmonic,
Roswell Symphony, Lubbock Symphony, Ballet Lubbock, New Texas Sinfonia, South Arkansas
Symphony, Abilene Philharmonic, and the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestras. As a chamber
musician and soloist, Pace continues to collaborate with colleagues regularly performing recitals
and recording music across social media platforms. When he is not teaching or performing, he
enjoys playing the guitar and singing songs with his family. A proud father and husband, Pace
loves to spend time watching his sons play soccer and doting on his daughter. They have one
cat, one dog, and one very stubborn dachshund named Lucy.