University of Minnesota Duluth

Woodwinds Faculty


Bradley Bombardier – Saxophone
Office: Humanities 152
Office Phone: 726-7203

Bradley A. Bombardier received his BM degree in Saxophone and Bassoon from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and his MM as a Woodwind Specialist from Bowling Green State University. Brad is employed as an instructor of woodwinds by ISD 709, and teaches privately. He has held the second bassoon chair in the Duluth-Superior Symphony since 1980, and is principal bassoonist and librarian for the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra. Brad is a founding member of the Bigtime Jazz Orchestra and the Lake Superior Saxophone Quartet. He has appeared as saxophone soloist with the DSSO, performing the Creston Concerto twice in 1997, and has performed the Dubois Concerto with the LSCO and the UWS Orchestra, with whom he has also appeared with his arrangement for saxophone of the Mozart Bassoon Concerto. At UMD, his responsibilities include applied saxophone, saxophone ensemble, saxophone master classes, and woodwind techniques.



Jefferson Campbell – Department Head, Bassoon
Office: 212B Humanities
Office Phone: 726-8119

Jefferson Campbell has distinguished himself over recent years as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician on the bassoon throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Campbell has appeared as a soloist in California, Florida, North Carolina, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, South Carolina and overseas in Berlin, Germany and Paris, France. As an orchestral musician, Dr. Campbell has held positions with orchestras in Kentucky, North Carolina, Illinois, Minnesota, Nebraska, Oregon, and Washington. In the summer of 2006, Jefferson Campbell was guest principal bassoon of the Chengdu Philharmonic Orchestra in Chengdu, China, where he was also invited to teach master classes on bassoon at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music. Recently he was invited to present master classes in bassoon at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Regional Boulogne-Billancourt, France in January of 2009.

His current chamber music projects include the Third Chair Chamber Players (NE) and the UMD Faculty Woodwind Quintet. Dr. Campbell is prominently featured as both a soloist and chamber musician on the recently released compact disc Nostalgia on the Innova label, featuring all of the music for bassoon by composer Justin Henry Rubin. He has recently completed a performance project featuring the commission and performance of three new works for bassoon premiered in Miami (FL), San Francisco (CA), and Duluth (MN), in 2010 as a result of funding received by an Imagine Grant from the McKnight Arts and Humanities Endowment of the University of Minnesota. His upcoming projects include a New York recital featuring new works for bassoon by American composers in 2011 and master classes and recitals with pianist Tracy Lipke-Perry and percussionist Gene Koshinski at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Regional Lyon in January of 2011.

Dr. Campbell is the Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Music History at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and has served on the artist faculty of Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan. Dr. Campbell been published in the Journal of the International Double Reed Society and presented and performed at the National Conference of the IDRS in 2003, 2006 and 2007. Jefferson Campbell holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Western Kentucky University, a Master of Music in Bassoon Performance and Chamber Music from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His primary teachers have been Cynthia Estill, C. Larry Long, Mark Popkin, Gary Echols and Dr. Albie Micklich. Dr. Campbell's website



Paula Gudmundson – Woodwind and Theory / Composition
Office: Humanities 221
Office Phone: 218-726-7543

Flutist Paula Gudmundson is Assistant Professor of Flute and Theory and Composition. Awarded a Community Partnership Grant for 2013-2014 from the Minnesota State Arts Board to record works by Amancio Alcorta and Alberto Williams. Recipient of a 2011– 2012 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board for research of flute in Latin American art music, traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina in search of neglected early 20th century music. In 2012 she presented programs throughout the Midwest featuring solo and collaborative works from Argentina in a program titled La Flauta of Buenos Aires. She was awarded the Paul Revitt Award for Graduate Research from the College Music Society for; La Flauta of Buenos Aires through the Music of Amancio Alcorta at the Great Plains Regional Conference in Spring 2012. This program was also featured on Minnesota Public Radio’s Regional Spotlight in August 2012.

Dr. Gudmundson is a practitioner of the Alexander Technique, which focuses on the effective means of changing tension habits and improving coordination. This has contributed to her innovative and observant teaching style. Her Alexander study has included the Sweet Briar Alexander Institute in Lynchburg, VA and study with Pedro Alcantara, Missy Vineyard, Lisa First and Tully Hall. Dr. Gudmundson has had the opportunity to perform in masterclasses for Jeanne Baxtresser, Tadeu Cohelo, Carol Wincenc, Keith Underwood, Jeffery Kahner, Jim Walker, and Baroque flutist Barthold Kuijken. She is an innovative and passionate educator also serving on the faculty at MacPhail Center for Music (Minneapolis, MN) and Anoka Ramsey Community College (Coon Rapids, MN) and the International Music Camp (Dunseith, ND). Gudmundson has presented workshops for the College Music Society, Minnesota Music Education Association and Vocal Essence’s Witness Program.

Dr. Gudmundson is a member of the College Music Society, Minnesota Music Teachers Association, Music Teachers National Association, American Composers Forum, Vice President Elect of the Upper Midwest Flute Association (UMFA), and has been Chair of the Visual Documentation Committee of the National Flute Association (2003-2007). Dr. Gudmundson is a graduate of Lawrence University (B.M), University of North Texas (M.M), University of Minnesota (DMA) as a Berneking Fellow. Her principal teachers include Immanuel Davis, Terri Sundberg, Ernestine Whitman and Adrianne Greenbaum. Paula Gudmundson's website



Theodore Schoen – Clarinet, Saxophone
Office: 239 Humanities
Office Phone:726-8279

Theodore Schoen currently teaches applied clarinet and saxophone at UMD. Dr. Schoen has performed, toured and recorded with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and has been a frequent performer with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, including playing on several of their recordings (Mahler's Symphonies No. 2, 6 & 7, Mozart's Requiem, and Strauss Opera Scenes). He has served as the Principal Clarinetist with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as Bass Clarinetist with the Florida Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Grand Teton Festival Orchestra, Bellingham Festival Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, Florida Orchestra, and the Jacksonville Symphony. He received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Juilliard School and his D.M.A. from Florida State University. His teachers were Stanley Drucker, Joseph Allard, and Charles Russo. An active chamber music soloist, Dr. Schoen has given solo recitals at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Recital Hall, Zankel Hall and in St. Petersburg, Petrozavodsk and Novouralsk, Russia. He also performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Ural State Philharmonic in Ekaterinberg. Dr. Schoen has recorded a solo CD, Clarinet Hive, on the Naxos label, which includes the world premiere of Evan Ziporyn's Hive and other works for clarinets with several prominent American clarinetists. In 2005, Dr. Schoen received the prestigious University of Minnesota McKnight Presidential Fellow Award.



Laurie Van Brunt – Oboe
Office: Humanities 152
Office Phone: 726-7203

Laurie Van Brunt received her Bachelors of Music degree in oboe performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and her MM in musicology from the University of Massachusetts and pursued further graduate studies in musicology at the City University of New York. She studied oboe/English Horn with Wayne Rapier, Laurence Thorstenberg, and Thomas Stacy. For 20 years she was Solo English Horn/Oboe with the Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra before moving to Duluth in 1999. Currently Ms. Van Brunt teaches oboe at the University of Minnesota-Duluth and plays English Horn with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and principal oboe with the Lake Superior Chamber Orchestra.



For Information about music department programs and upcoming concerts, please call 218-726-8877