Department of Music

John Husser: bassoon, saxophone

John Husser, bassoonist, saxophonist, and software developer, is currently a faculty member of the Department of Music at Virginia Tech and President of TriTone Development, Inc. His undergraduate degrees are from Indiana University and his Masters was earned at The Ohio State University. He has served as the principal bassoonist of the Roanoke Symphony, has played with the Columbus Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony and was the founder of Canada WestWinds, a popular woodwind quintet in Canada. He was Head of the Department of Music for twenty-four years and he worked to incorporate new technologies into the music curriculum. He designed and facilitated the move into the department's state of the art teaching and learning facilities in the Squires Student Center.

John serves on the University Computer Requirement committee. With his partners in TriTone, he has developed the interactive software released by WWNorton to accompany the Grout/Palisca “A History of Western Music.” and the Forney/Machlis "The Enjoyment of Music." He hopes these will help enhance the learning experience of every music major who uses Grout in their study of Western Music and lead the general student to appreciate western art music. He is a genuine lover of Macintosh computers and digital technology in general.

John Husser