John Grove, Bassoon

The Dr. and Mrs. Spencer Garrard Chair

John Grove is the Director of Bands at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Sandy Springs, Georgia, where he has taught for 22 years.  He is an active freelance musician on bassoon and contrabassoon and is a member of the Johns Creek and Columbus Symphonies. He often performs with other regional groups including the Atlanta Symphony, Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Chamber Winds, Alabama Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Symphony Nova Scotia and the Greenville Symphony.  As a woodwind doubler, he has performed for several Broadway shows at the Fox Theater. Mr. Grove received a Bachelor Music and a Bachelor of Music Education from Acadia University in Nova Scotia. His teachers include Ivor Rothwell and Dan Dowdakin. In his spare time, he enjoys playing bassoon quartets with his wife, Debby and two sons, Chandler and Mark, all of whom play the bassoon.  Additionally, he performs on Scottish side drum with the Atholl Highlanders Pipes and Drums USA, based out of Stone Mountain, Georgia.

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