Russ Hinkle

Russell Hinkle received a Bachelor of Music degree with a performance major in bassoon as well as a Church Music Diploma from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati.

He was the Band Director and Music Department Chairman at Mount Healthy High School in Cincinnati, Ohio for 25 years. He was the Assistant Director of the 101st Airborne Division Band for 2 years.

He has played with the following orchestras:

  • Springfield, Ohio - 1st Bassoon - 7 years
  • Richmond, Indiana - 1st Bassoon - 5 years
  • Middletown, Ohio - 1st Bassoon - 5 years
  • Roanoke, Virginia - 1st Bassoon - 4 years
  • Indianapolis Symphony - 2nd Bassoon - 1 year
  • Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - extra Bassoon - 17 years
  • Cincinnati Summer Opera - 1st Bassoon - 3 years
  • Dayton Ohio Opera - 1st Bassoon - 36 years
  • Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra - 1st Bassoon - 42 years