Music Instructor - Bassoon

Office: 541-737-4061

Community Hall

Community Hall 104

1650 SW Pioneer Place

1650 SW Pioneer Place
Corvallis, OR 97331

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OSU offers terrific opportunities for students considering a career as a professional musician- as well as being able to perform with their teachers -  with the Corvallis/OSU Symphony - an orchestra made up of many members from the Oregon Symphony, Eugene Symphony and other International Groups. Over the years, many of Ann's students have gone on to perform with professional orchestras on three continents, and have won numerous local and regional concerto competitions. OSU also offers a Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony, Chamber Winds, as well as a bassoon ensemble, plus solo and chamber music opportunities. Each student receives 10 lessons per quarter and studio classes as well.

As the first female bassoonist to play with the Berlin Philharmonic (BPO), Kosanovic-Brown toured and performed with the BPO under Herbert Von Karajan- she has also played under Sir Colin Davis, Zubin Mehta and Klaus Tennstedt. Currently Principal Bassoonist with the Portland Chamber Orchestra and the Corvallis Symphony, Ann has been guest principal bassoonist with the Seattle Symphony, Northwest Chamber Orchestra, Eugene Symphony, Tacoma Symphony, Juneau Symphony; and the Philharmonic Orchestra, Bavaria. Principal positions have included - Das Symphonie Orchester Berlin; Camerata Salzburg; Natal Philharmonic Orchestra, South Africa; Bellevue Philharmonic, Washington; Oregon Chamber Players; Linfield Chamber Orchestra; Salem Chamber Orchestra; Siletz Bay Music Festival and the Seattle Choral Company. Ann has also performed with the Mozarteum Orchestra, Salzburg; Deutsche Oper, Berlin; Seattle Opera; Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle; Anchorage Symphony; and the Honolulu Symphony. She was a founding member of the clarinet, bassoon, and piano trio Ensemble Vindobona, which performed a successful recital series at the Seattle Asian Art Museum for 7 years and were guest artists at Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project in Seattle. Ann is also a former member of the Oregon Symphony and Eugene Symphony.

Additionally, Kosanovic-Brown has performed with the Mozart Bassoon Concerto in Bavaria, conducted and invited by Franz Welser-Most. Other solo appearances include - Capella Salisburgenis in Salzburg and Vienna; Natal Philharmonic,  Durban, South Africa; Bravo Vancouver Orchestra, Washington; Rainier Symphony, Seattle; Philharmonia Northwest, Seattle; Roundtop Festival Orchestra, Texas; Salem Master Chorus; OSU Chamber Choir; OSU Wind Ensemble, Corvallis-OSU Symphony and the Willamette University Orchestra. She recorded “Partita Concertante” a solo work for bassoon and winds commissioned for her by the Rainier Chamber Winds, Seattle. She has also made numerous solo bassoon recordings for radio broadcast for RIAS in Berlin and the SABC in South Africa. She was invited to perform in the Berliner Philharmonie under the direction of Sir Simon Rattle, for the 40th year celebration concert for the Berliner Philharmonic Academy. Ann can also be heard in many film scores and TV Series,  including; Mr. Holland's Opus, Die Hard with A Vengeance, Air Bud, Little Toaster Goes to Mars and the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Kosanovic-Brown completed her undergraduate studies at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and continued graduate studies at the University of Cincinnati, Hochschule Mozarteum and the Berliner Philharmonic Karajan Academy.

Besides OSU, Ann is an Artist Associate at Willamette University, and a former music faculty member of the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa. She has also taught music minor bassoonists at the Oberlin Conservatory. An has served as a guest lecturer at George Fox University and was on the faculty at the Icicle Creek Summer Music Festival in Leavenworth, WA and YMA in Salem, Oregon. In 2018 Ann was a guest artist and gave master classes at the Chengdu International Music Festival near Chengdu, China.

Besides teaching, Ann enjoys travel, gardening, cooking, birdwatching and beekeeping.


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School of Visual, Performing and Design Arts