Robert Wagner is Principal Bassoonist of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra; a member of the American Wind Quintet; the Boehm Quintette; and has performed extensively with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. He began his bassoon studies with Simon Kovar and Norman Herzberg in Los Angeles and graduated from The Juilliard School with both his Bachelor and Masters of Music degrees, where he was a student of Stephen Maxym. He has been a featured performer at the Salzburg Mozarteum and soloist in Richard Wilson’s Concerto for Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra on the CRI label. With the Boehm Quintette, Mr. Wagner can be heard on the New World and Premiere labels, with Orpheus on Deutsche Grammophon, and with the New Jersey Symphony on Delos and New World. He is currently a board member of the ArtPride New Jersey, League of American Orchestras, the New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra, and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.