Aaron Pergram

Welcome

Dr. Aaron Pergram is a bassoonist, composer, and pedagogue. He is currently the Assistant Professor of Bassoon at Soochow University in Suzhou, Jiangsu in the People's Republic of China. He strives to teach, learn, and research in the performing arts field, while maintaining the following principles:

  • Performing with the power of self-reliance to balance both the renewal and quiescence of musical art.
  • Producing twenty-first century music, of many genres, to foster artistic expression within a broad community.
  • Explore new music and new methods of performing, teaching, and learning through quality research.
  • Practice a method of pedagogy that encourages success, by integrating the vast musical culture of China and her peoples, with a creative approach to traditional music learning.

Thank you for exploring this site today.

"Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous."
Confucius (551-479 BCE), The Confucian Analects

Upcoming Events

Suda Faculty Chamber Concert
苏大教职员室内乐演奏会
Wednesday, January 14th at 19:30 一月十四日周三晚上七点半
Suzhou University School of Music Concert Hall (601), Dushu Lake Campus
苏州大学音乐学院音乐厅(601), 独墅湖区学院
Woodwind quartet program: works by Jolivet, Françaix, Schulhoff, Bennett, Ibert, Villa-Lobos, and Bozza

Faceart-Suda Faculty Collaborative Improvisational Electronic Music Concert
飞思乐音乐学府和苏大教职音乐会
Saturday, March 14th at 19:30 三月十四日周六晚上七点半
Faceart Music School, Shanghai
飞思乐音乐学府, 上海
Improvisational concert: features acoustic and electronic music  

Faceart-Suda Faculty Collaborative Improvisational Electronic Music Concert
飞思乐音乐学府和苏大教职音乐会
Saturday, March 17th at 19:30 三月十七日周六晚上七点半
Suzhou University School of Music 1101 (601), Dushu Lake Campus
苏州大学音乐学院 601- 1101, 独墅湖区学院
Improvisational concert:  includes Suda composition faculty pieces ( Robert McClure)

Suda Faculty  New Music Outreach Concert
苏州大学音乐学院的《古风今韵,聆听经曲》 新音乐 音乐会
Monday, May 11th at 13:00 五月十一日周一下午一点钟
Suzhou High School No. 1
苏州市第一中学
Mixed chamber program : includes Suda composition faculty pieces (Yao Chen)

Suda Faculty Chamber Concert with Guest Artist Dr. Patricia Hoy of Canada
苏大教职员 室内音乐 音乐会
Friday, May 15th at 19:00   五月十五日周五晚上七点钟
Dulwich College Suzhou
苏州德威英国国际学院, 江苏苏州市
Mixed chamber program : Chopin, Schumann, and Beethoven

Suda Faculty Chamber Concert at GD Musik
苏大教职员 室内音乐 音乐会
Saturday, May 16th at 19:00 五月 十六 日周 六 晚上七点钟
GD Musik School of Music, Suzhou
歌德艺术 学院, 苏州市
Woodwind quintet program: works by Hindemith, Farkas, and Bennett

Saturday Classics SUSM
苏大教职员的《音乐下午茶》音乐会
Saturday, May 23rd at 14:00 五月 二十三 日周 六 下午二点钟
Suzhou Museum Auditorium
苏州博物馆报告厅
Mixed chamber program : J.S. Bach, Farkas, Piazzolla, and more

Suzhou University Symphony Orchestra
苏州大学交响乐团建团庆典音乐会
Friday, May 29th; 3:00, 5:30, and 7:30 五月二十九日周五, 三点钟, 五点半, 七点钟
Suzhou University School of Music Concert Hall (601), Dushu Lake Campus
苏州大学音乐学院音乐厅(601), 独墅湖区学院
Program: Elgar Serenade for Strings, Fauré Pelléas et Mélisande, and Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C Major, Op. 21

Sounds from Suzhou (Shanghai)
Saturday, June 6th 19:45 六月六日周六晚上七点四十五
Shanghai Symphony Hall, Performance Hall
上海交响乐团音乐厅 , 表演厅
Mixed chamber program: Hindemith, Glinka, Piazzolla, McClure, and more

Colloquium Lecture Series (Guest Lecturer)
客座讲师​
Thursday, June 18th at 19:00 六月十八日周四晚上七点钟
Suzhou University 605-5301, Dushu Lake Campus
苏州大学 605-5301, 独墅湖区学院
​Lecture: Sacred Voices—Music and Christian Mysticism in the High Middle Ages

Re:Sound Electronic Music Concert and Art School Collaboration
音乐学院电子音乐专场音乐会
Monday, June 22nd 19:00 六月二十二日周一晚上七点钟
Suzhou University School of Music Art Exhibition Hall (601), Dushu Lake Campus
苏州大学音乐学院艺术博览厅(601), 独墅湖区学院
Program: electronic music student pieces, faculty pieces (McClure), and F. Zapponi 

Suda Faculty Chamber Outreach Concert (Lanzhou)
苏大教职员室内乐推广音乐会
June 26—28 六月二十六到二十八日
Various locations, Lanzhou, Gansu
甘肃省,兰州市
Mixed chamber program : Hindemith, Farkas, Dvorak, and more

Suda Faculty Chamber Concert
苏大教职员室内乐演奏会
Tuesday, June 30th 19:00  六月三十日周二晚上七点钟
Suzhou University School of Music 1101 (601), Dushu Lake Campus
苏州大学音乐学院 601-1101, 独墅湖区学院
Program: features bassoon, clarinet, and piano music; professors Pergram, Ma (马), and Cholakyan

Soochow New Voice Concert Series III
​苏州新声音III​
​Friday, November 20th at 19:​0​0 十​一​月二十日周​五​晚上七​点钟​
Suzhou University School of Music Concert Hall (601), Dushu Lake Campus
苏州大学音乐学院音乐厅(601), 独墅湖区学院
​Mixed new music recital: including works by Erik Lund, Leah Reid, Robert McClure and more

Annual Chou Family Awards Concert and Gala
年度颁奖音乐会
Thursday, November 26th at 16:​0​0 十​一​月二十六日周​四​下午四​点钟​
Suzhou University School of Music Concert Hall (601), Dushu Lake Campus
苏州大学音乐学院音乐厅(601), 独墅湖区学院
Premier: "beneath, there is stirring" (Robert McClure)

Suda Faculty Chamber Outreach Concert​ ​(Changsha)
苏大教职员室内乐推广音乐会
January 3-6, 2016 一月三到六日
Various locations, Changsha, Hunan
湖南省,长沙市
Mixed chamber program: Hindemith, Haydn, Dvorak, and more

Suda Faculty Chamber Concert
苏大教职员室内乐演奏会
​Friday, January ​8​th​,​ ​2016 ​at 19:​0​0 一月​八​日周​五​晚上七点​钟​
Suzhou University School of Music Concert Hall (601), Dushu Lake Campus
苏州大学音乐学院音乐厅(601), 独墅湖区学院
Woodwind ​quintet​ program: works by ​Dvorak, Bizet, Haydn, and more​

Solo Recital Tour​ ​(Harbin)
​个人巡回演奏会
January 9-11, 2016 一月九到十一日
Various locations, Harbin, Heilongjiang
黑龙江省,哈尔滨市
Solo program: Berwald, Etler, Dubois, Sauguet, and more

Professional Development Series, Guest Lecturer (Oregon, USA) ​
客座讲师
Friday, February 5th, 2016 二月​五​日周​五​​
University of Oregon School of Music and Dance, Eugene, Oregon
俄勒冈大学音乐学院
Lecture: “Music in Academia: Graduate School as a Means to a Job in Higher Education”

Orchestra Next and the Eugene Ballet Company (Guest Principal)​
​尤金芭蕾舞​团
Saturday, February 13, 2016 at ​19​:30 pm ​二​月​十三​日周​六​晚上七点​半​
Sunday, February 14, 2016 at ​14​:00 pm ​二​月​十四​日周​日​下午两点​钟​
​俄勒冈州,尤金市​
Hult Center for the Performing Arts​, Eugene, Oregon​
Program: Carmina Burana


The 201​6​ International Double Reed Society (IDRS) annual conference will be held ​at Columbus State University in​ ​Columbus​, Georgia, ​June 26-30​.

Also, look here for updated posts on events with the Asian Double Reed Association (ADRA).