Schuyler Jackson is Second Bassoon with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the BSO since 2014. For the 2022-2023 season, Jackson also held a one-year contract position with the Minnesota Orchestra as a member of the bassoon section.
Jackson earned a Bachelor’s degree from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford in 2013, and won an audition for the BSO at age 22 while still a graduate student at Manhattan School of Music. While pursuing his degrees, Jackson was selected as a bassoon fellowship recipient for the National Repertory Orchestra, New York String Orchestra Seminar, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, and National Orchestral Institute.
Jackson has performed as principal bassoon with the Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Jackson has also performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Buffalo Philharmonic, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, and Bach in Baltimore. Jackson is an avid chamber musician and loves to perform new or lesser-known chamber music works with his colleagues.
Jackson frequently works with young musicians through youth orchestra masterclasses, orchestral/chamber music coaching sessions, and private lessons. Jackson has given masterclasses at the University of Maryland and at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. Jackson’s primary teachers include Marc Goldberg, Roger Nye, Rebecca Noreen, Judith Buttery, James Lotz, and Hunter Thomas.