Chuck Ullery


Chuck Ullery

Charles Ullery has been principal bassoonist of the SPCO since 1975. Prior to that, he was a member of the San Francisco Symphony and the Sixth Army Band at the Presidio in San Francisco. He is a frequent soloist with the SPCO. Many composers have written works for him, including Michael Daugherty, Daniel Sturm, Russell Platt, Jay Reise, William Wallace, Erika Foin, Akmal Parwez and Daniel S. Godfrey. Ullery has appeared at the Sarasota Music Festival, the Utah Festival, the Rockport Festival, the Aspen Music Festival, and the Carnegie Hall Festival. Since the summer of 1976, he has been principal bassoon of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra in Jackson, Wyoming. In the summer of 2004, Ullery taught at the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific in Powell River, British Columbia, and at ARIA at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He spent the 1987-88 season as a faculty member at Oberlin College in Ohio, and currently is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Minnesota. He especially enjoys teaching high school students out of his home. Ullery graduated cum laude in mathematics from the University of Arizona at age 19, and started graduate work at UCLA before entering the Army.

Articles by Chuck Ullery:

Are We Giving New Music The Respect It Deserves?
June 29, 2019

Discussion Panels with Chuck Ullery:

Auditioning the Audition Process
1/22/2007 - 1/1/26/2007