Richard Carroll is a long-time free lance bassoon and contrabassoon player performing most recently with Penn Symphony, Rowan Symphony, Kennett Square Symphony and regularly with the Bay Atlantic Symphony. He is a graduate of Rowan University where he is currently an adjunct professor and has studied bassoon with John Shamlian, Lawrence Stewart and Bernard Garfield. He has been involved with church music for many years and for the last 16 years has been serving as organist/music director of the Grenloch Presbyterian Church in Washington Township, NJ. In addition to performing, Mr. Carroll is also a keyboard instrument technician specializing in historic 18th and 19th century instruments. He has been called upon to service instruments for baroque chamber ensembles such as La Bernardinia as well as modern orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis Institute of Music.