Gary Moody

Professor of Music


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Professor of Music
    • Bassoon, Music Theory
  • Concentration:

    • Bassoon
  • Department:

    • Music and Woodwinds


Gary Moody is professor of bassoon and theory at Colorado State University. He holds B.A. and B.M. Degrees from the University of Northern Colorado, an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa, and a D.A. from the University of Northern Colorado. He has been a member of the Des Moines Symphony, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Nico Milan Opera House in Cape Town, South Africa.

From 1981 through 2008, he was principal bassoon with the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra in Breckenridge Colorado, and has been a soloist with the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra, performing Vivaldi, Hummel, and Michael Daugherty's Dead Elvis. He has performed recitals across the United States, and in 2008 and 2010 performed at the International Double Reed Society convention.

Dr. Moody's scholarly work and publication has included work in tuning systems and improvement of performance intonation utilizing resultant tones. He has also published articles dealing with the challenges and solutions of making double reeds for high altitude performances.

His current duties at CSU include teaching applied bassoon, chamber music, music theory, and woodwind techniques.