Carol Cope Lowe is Associate Professor of Bassoon at the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam.  Dr. Lowe teaches courses in bassoon performance, reed-making, repertoire and pedagogy, orchestral studies, music history, and coaches several chamber music ensembles.  She is a native of Brevard, North Carolina and has performed throughout the United States and Europe. While living in the Atlanta area Dr. Lowe performed frequently with the Atlanta Symphony, including a 1996 tour to Carnegie Hall and subsequent recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 6.  She has toured and recorded in London, Paris, and Munich with various ensembles including the Taft Quintet, first-prize winners of the 1989 Fischoff International Chamber Music Competition.  As an active member of the International Double Reed Society, Dr. Lowe has presented recitals at their annual conferences in Austin, Muncie, Ithaca, Provo, and Norman.

Prior to joining the Crane School of Music faculty Dr. Lowe taught at Furman University and the University of South Carolina as well as at Agnes Scott College and Erskine College.  Dr. Lowe remains active as a performer, freelancing with area ensembles including the Syracuse Symphony.   In addition, Dr. Lowe holds positions as principal bassoon for the Orchestra of Northern New York and the Northern Symphonic Winds, and is a member of the Potsdam Wind Quintet, the Potsdam Baroque Chamber Players, and the Aria Reed Trio.

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Dr. Carol Lowe, Associate Professor of Bassoon
Crane School of Music
44 Pierrepont Avenue
State University of New York at Potsdam
Potsdam, NY 13676