American-born bassoonist Yvonne Kershaw has a wide range of performance experience in both Canada and the U.S. She played with the Cascade Symphony in Washington and has participated in the Sandpoint, Idaho, and Bayview , Michigan music festivals. Her extensive teaching experience includes instructing instrumental music in Seattle area music schools and working as a graduate instructor of bassoon at Indiana University.
Yvonne now resides in Fredericton, where she adjudicates music festivals and teaches bassoon, flute and oboe at the UNB Centre for Musical Arts. She teaches courses in music theory and music appreciation at UNB as well. She is a regular faculty member of UNB’s Summer Music Camp. She performs regularly with Symphony New Brunswick. She recently released a CD of bassoon and guitar music with guitarist Stephen Peacock which was nominated for ECMA Classical Recording of the Year in 2005. Yvonne performed at the International Double Reed Society’s 2006 Convention in Muncie, Indiana. She annually attends the Glickman Popkin Bassoon Camp in North Carolina.