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First Name: Noah
Last Name: Knepper
Bio: Noah Knepper left the University of Michigan in 1948 with two degrees and his new wife, Dorothy, who had been a cornet soloist with the Michigan Band. The first years he served as orchestra or band director and woodwind teacher at Mississippi Southern, College of Emporia and Washburn University. After seven years at Baylor, he became double reed professor at North Texas State University. In 1968 he was fired as Woodwinds Professor and Director of Fine Arts Graduate Studies at Texas Christian University, Ft. Worth. He retired in 1990. In the Dallas-Fort Worth area he performed as oboist with the Fort Worth Symphony and as an extra bassoonist with the Dallas Symphony. As a reed doubler he played a large number of "Broadway" shows. His study of oboe was with William Fitch and Phillip Kirchner. Hugh Cooper and Wilfred Roberts were his bassoon tutors. He and Dorothy now reside in Broadway Plaza, a full service retirement facility.
Source: Performer, 28 July 2005