Gabe Azzie
Applied Instructor,
Contact Information
Telephone 902-9994223

Courses Taught
MUSI 1666-4666 Principal Applied Bassoon
MUSI 1663-4663 Secondary Applied Bassoon
MUSI 3331 A2 Bassoon Methods


A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Gabe Azzie joined Acadia University's School of Music as Bassoon Instructor at the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year.  Equipped with a deep passion for teaching, he is thrilled to have the opportunity to help shape the next generation of musicians.

Gabe has been principal bassoon of Symphony Nova Scotia since January, 2019.  That same spring, he completed his Master’s at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of William Winstead.  Prior to moving to Cincinnati, he graduated summa cum laude from the University of Ottawa, where he studied with Christopher Millard. During his time in Ottawa, he performed frequently with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and the Orchestre symphonique de Gatineau. He was also called upon as a pit musician for Broadway Across Canada’s Ottawa performances of Roger and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music.

In addition to his university training, Gabe has performed with Boris Brott’s National Academy Orchestra of Canada, and has had the opportunity to tour Canada and Portugal with the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, where he worked under the batons of Emmanuel Villaume, Michael Francis, and Perry So. Other teachers include Kathleen McLean, Mathieu Harel, Stéphane Levesque, Richard Hoenich, and Jo Ann Simpson.

Outside of music, Gabe is an avid hockey and football fan, and also enjoys swimming, travelling, hiking, and new adventures.

University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music - MMus (2017-2019)
University of Ottawa - BMus (2012-2017)
Conservatoire de musique de Gatineau - Intermédiaire Level (2010-2012)
Canterbury High School - Winds Programme (2008-2012)

Performance Experience
Symphony Nova Scotia - Principal Bassoon (January 2019 - present)
Fifth Wind Quintet (April 2019 - present)
National Academy Orchestra of Canada (2017-2018)
Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau - Substitute Bassoon (2014-2017)
National Arts Centre Orchestra - Substitute Bassoon (2014-2017)
National Youth Orchestra of Canada (2014-2016)
The Sound of Music National Tour (2016)

Teaching Experience
Acadia University - Bassoon Instructor (2020-present)
Fifth Wind Quintet - School Clinician (2019-present)
New Horizons Band Clinician (Ottawa, 2015-2016)
Freelance Bassoon Teacher (2014-2017)

Sample Recording
JS Bach Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BMV 1008 - Prelude

Acadia University School of Music
12 Horton Ave
Wolfville, Nova Scotia
Canada B4P 2R6