portrait of Ariel Detwiler

Ariel Detwiler, A.B.D.

Adjunct Instructor: Bassoon

A.B.D. University of Minnesota
M.M. Indiana University
B.Mus. DePauw University

Contact Information

Totino Fine Arts Center, F2316
3003 Snelling Ave North
St. Paul, MN 55113


Ariel Detwiler has developed a multi-faceted career in bassoon as a private teacher, freelance performer, and reed maker based in Minneapolis. Ariel maintains her own private bassoon studio in Bloomington and performs regularly with a variety of musical groups in the Twin Cities. Ariel is the owner of ACDC Reeds, a bassoon reed-making business which provides reeds to musicians all over the country. Ariel holds degrees in bassoon performance: MM from Indiana University under William Ludwig, BMus from DePauw University under Kara Stolle, and is currently finishing her DMA thesis at the University of Minnesota under Norbert Nielubowski. An advocate for new music and music education, Ariel helps to spread enthusiasm for the bassoon through solo and chamber performance, clinics, local performances, and online educational resources.

Faculty member since 2022

Music & Theatre

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