Larry Gardner is a Lecturer in Bassoon at California State University, Fresno and is Principal Bassoonist with the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra, the Fresno Lyric Opera, and bassoonist with the California Woodwind Quintet. Also, Mr. Gardner is an active performer with the chamber music group, Moment Musical. He earned a Bachelor of Music degree with honors at the University of Louisville and a Master of Music degree in Bassoon Performance at Indiana University. Among the orchestras where Mr. Gardner has performed as principal bassoonist are the Orquesta Sinfonica del Estado de Mexico, the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, the Evansville Philharmonic, and the Louisville Bach Society.
His teachers include John Miller, Per Hannevold, Mordechai Rechtman, Stephen Paulsen, Leonard Sharrow, George Goslee, Dan Welcher, and Russell Hinkle. In addition, Mr. Gardner is a Registered Piano Technician member of the Piano Technician's Guild.