Avery Dabe


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2023 Festival Fellows

Eastman School of Music
Home town: Boulder, CO

Bassoonist, Avery Dabe, is a master's student at the Eastman School of Music, where he studies with George Sakakeeny. Previously, Avery studied with Mike Harley at the University of South Carolina, where he graduated summa cum laude. At the University of South Carolina, Avery was an active member of the Westover Wind Quintet, performing commissioned student works and standard repertoire. In 2022, Avery attended the Brevard Music Festival on full scholarship, where he served as the faculty teaching assistant. In July 2021, Avery released a crowdsourced encyclopedia of Heckel Bassoons, Heckeldex™. The launch of the website has garnered the submission of over 400 unique Heckel bassoons since 2021 and was featured in the third quarterly journal of the International Double Reed Society. Avery grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and is currently based out of Rochester, New York.