Across the Grain


Across the Grain is a bassoon/percussion duo comprised of myself and Dr. Jeffrey Barudin (Lindenwood University, MO). It is our goal to explore new and existing repertoire that challenges both performer and listener. We recognize the potential of this instrumental pairing and are fully dedicated to furthering the repertoire currently available.


We have recently commissioned:

  • Breathe for bassoon, marimba, and electronics by Bret Bohman

  • Not Yet for bassoon and marimba by David Bixler

  • Wooden Stone for bassoon and percussion by Jenni Brandon

  • Triple Moon for bassoon and marimba by Nathan Daughtrey

  • Boogie Dances for bassoon and percussion by Dan Welcher


Jeff and I are dedicated both pedagogues and hope to use this duo as a means to teach important chamber music skills. We offer clinics and masterclasses in addition to giving performances, and welcome the opportunity to work with and provide insight for student chamber ensembles.

If you are interested in having Across the Grain visit your institution or school, please contact me!