Jeffrey Lyman, Professor of Bassoon at the University of Michigan, has established himself as one of the premier performers, teachers, and
historians of the bassoon in the U.S. In addition to his varied career as a player on modern and historical bassoons, he is well known as an author and has published articles, recordings and web pages on bassoon music from the former Soviet Union, Mexico, France and the United States. His editions of music by the great woodwind pedagogues of the 19th century are available as the Jeffrey Lyman Edition from TrevCo Music Publishing, including the first complete English translation of the Nouvelle Méthode de Basson by Etienne Ozi, arrangements by the celebrated teacher and soloist Eugène Jancourt, a trio by the Vicomtesse de Grandval and opera fantasies by Luigi Orselli. The University of Michigan Bassoon Studio YouTube channel offers hundreds of videos of Lyman and his students, one of the largest collections of live and studio bassoon recordings on the internet. He has penned articles for the International Double Reed Society Journal on a wide range of topics, including textual issues in the music of Stravinsky and Canteloube, the morceaux de concours from the Paris Conservatoire, and the career of bassoonist & winemaker Gerard Faisandier. Recent projects include a history of the composition and impact of André Jolivet’s Concerto pour basson, orchestre à cordes, harpe et piano and a recording of several virtuoso showpieces by French composer Alexandre Ouzounoff. Professor Lyman plays a bassoon made by Benson Bell of Canada.