Daryl Durran joined the School of Music faculty in 1983. He teaches bassoon, coaches wind chamber music, and is bassoonist with The Pennsylvania Quintet. A native of Los Angeles, he holds degrees from the University of Arizona and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to his appointment at Penn State, Durran served as principal bassoonist of the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and the Waukesha Symphony Orchestra and was a frequent performer with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he has taught at the National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan and the American Band College in Ashland, Oregon. Durran performs as principal bassoonist of the Pennsylvania Centre Chamber Orchestra and the Music at Penn's Woods Festival Orchestra. He has been a member of the Festival of Two Worlds Orchestra in Spoleto, Italy and the Britt Festival Orchestra in Jacksonville, Oregon. As a chamber music player, he has appeared in concert halls throughout the United States and Europe. He is an active member of the International Double Reed Society, regularly offering presentations at the Society's conferences.