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Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254

Email: music@uidaho.edu

Web: School of Music

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Javier Rodriguez

Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of Bassoon, Associate Director

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309 Music

Mailing Address

Lionel Hampton School of Music
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Javier Rodriguez, D.M., is the Associate Professor of Bassoon and newly appointed Associate Director of the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho. His research focuses on commissioning and performing music from underrepresented composers. For these efforts, in October 2020 he was awarded a University of Idaho College of Letters Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS) Humanities Fellowship endowed program to foster teaching in the Humanities, and a 2022 Presidential Mid-Career Excellence Award.

Rodriguez has held numerous orchestral positions throughout the United States including engagements with the Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Valdosta, and Walla Walla Symphonies, the Louisiana Sinfonietta, the Natchez Opera Festival Orchestra, and the Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed with the Austin, Jacksonville, Kentucky, San Antonio, Spokane Tallahassee, Monterrey (Mexico) symphonies, and the Boise Philharmonic.

In the summers, Rodriguez teaches at the University of Idaho Summer Music Camp, and has previously taught at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Vianden International Music Festival and School in Luxembourg, the LSU Honors Chamber Winds Camp, the FSU Summer Music Camps Double Reed Workshop, and has served as a Teaching Assistant at the Brevard Music Festival.

Rodriguez is a founding member of the Post-Haste Reed Duo (PHRD). Along with performances and master classes at numerous colleges and universities though out the United States and internationally, PHRD has also appeared at College Music Society (CMS) and International Double Reed Society (IDRS) national conferences, the Society for Electro Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), the North Atlantic Saxophone Alliance (NASA), the Association for Technology for Music Instruction (ATMI), the White Lake Chamber Music Festival (MI), Chamber Music Montana Summer Festival, the Center for New Music in San Francisco, Spectrum Contemporary Music Venue in Brooklyn, and Future Music Oregon (FMO). PHRD has also served as Ensemble-In-Residence at the Jubilus Festival in Gainesville, FL, Avaloch Farm Music Institute, and as the pilot ensemble for Classical Revolution Portland’s (CRPDX) Outreach Series. PHRD’s two albums, Beneath a Canopy of Angels…A River of Stars (2016) and Donut Robot! (2019) are released on the Aerocade Music Label and have been received with critical acclaim.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Rodriguez has commissioned works by composers including Daniel Asia, Alexis Bacon, Drew Baker, Jenni Brandon, Stephen Coxe, Edward J. Hines, Cindi Hsu, Simon Hutchinson, Michael Johanson, Joshua Keeling, Lanier Sammons, John Steinmetz, U of I alumnus Paul Taylor, Greg Wanamaker, Ethan Wickman, and Bang on a Can co-creator Michael Gordon.

During Rodriguez’s Sabbatical Leave in the Fall 2022 semester, he compiled the Nansi Carroll Collection; a repertoire of music commissioned over a 25-year collaboration with Floridian composer Dr. Nansi Carroll that features over 15 works for the bassoon and is published through Common Tone Press and housed in a special collection at the University of Idaho Libraries.

Rodriguez holds a Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University, Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Louisiana State University, and has also studied at the University of Cincinnati College‚ÄźConservatory of Music. His teachers include Jeffrey Keesecker, William Ludwig and William Winstead.


Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015

Phone: 208-885-6231

Fax: 208-885-7254

Email: music@uidaho.edu

Web: School of Music

Map