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First Name: Sol(omon)
Last Name: Schoenbach
Bio: Sol Schoenbach (1915-1999) was born March 15, 1915, in New York City. He studied at the Juilliard School and received the Bachelor of Arts degree from New York University in 1939. He has been awarded honorary Doctorates of Music from the Curtis Institute of Music, Temple University, and the New School of Music. He was staff bassoonist for the CBS Orchestra from 1932 to 1937; he founded the Philadelphia Woodwind Quintet in 1950 and was a member of that ensemble until 1966. He became principal bassoon of the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1937 and held the position until 1957, apart from two years in the military service during World War II. He has served on the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and was Executive Director of the Settlement Music School. He has taught at the Curtis Institute of Music, the Banff Festival of the Arts, the Berkshire Music Center, and the New England Conservatory of Music. He was also the President of the International Double Reed Society from 1981 to 1984.
Source: Journal of the IDRS 26 (1998)