David Pierce

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Professor of Bassoon; Music Advising

Music; Administration/Staff

N101, 338 Alexander




David M. Pierce is professor of music teaching bassoon and music history at Eastern Michigan University. His principal bassoon teachers were Sanford Berry and Wilbur Simpson.

While on the faculty at EMU, Dr. Pierce, an active professional bassoonist, has appeared with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Windsor (Ontario) Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Chamber Winds, New Sousa Band, Plymouth Symphony, Dearborn Symphony, Livonia Symphony, Marquette (MI) Symphony and Ann Arbor Symphony. He regularly performs with the Eastern Winds (EMU faculty wind quintet) and has appeared as soloist with the EMU Wind Ensemble and EMU Orchestra both on campus and on tour throughout Michigan. Dr. Pierce has been a featured performer in EMU Music Now Fest concerts and at International Double Reed Society conferences.

As EMU coordinator of music advising, Dr. Pierce has received the Dean's Recognition of Excellence award for outstanding achievement in academic advising.


  • DMA, Bassoon Performance, the University of Illinois
  • MM, Bassoon Performance, the University of Illinois
  • BM (Honors), Bassoon Performance, the University of Illinois


  • Applied bassoon
  • Music history
  • Oboe/bassoon class