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Kara LaMoure

Organization: WindSync, The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet
Title: Bassoonist, WindSync & The Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet
Program Graduation: BM, ALP Certificate 2011
Musical Studies: Bassoon
Musical Specialties: Chamber Music, Composition, Large Ensemble
Non-Musical Specialties: Business Owner, Marketing


Kara LaMoure approaches her work as a bassoonist from many angles–as a performer, educator, creative, and chamber music specialist. Since 2016, LaMoure has been solo bassoonist with WindSync, one of North America’s most active and acclaimed wind quintets. She has performed at venues including Ravinia, Strathmore, and the Grand Teton Music Festival and carried out residencies at the New World Symphony, Eastman School of Music, the University of Texas. LaMoure is also a founding member of the Breaking Winds Bassoon Quartet, a comedic crossover group. With the Breaking Winds, she has been a featured artist at the Beijing International Bassoon Festival, the International Double Reed Society conferences in New York, Tokyo, Granada, and Tampa, and with community bands across the United States. She is a prolific arranger of music for chamber winds, and a selection of her arrangements and transcriptions are published by TrevCo Music Publishing.