Evan Kuhlmann has been composing music for almost as long as he been playing it. His earliest formal training in composition came through the Seattle Symphony Young Composers Workshop, where he was a student of Samuel Jones. During his undergraduate studies at The Juilliard School, Evan received instruction in composition as a non-major from Stanley Wolfe, Christopher Theofanidis, and Philip Lasser. Admitted to Juilliard for graduate study as a double major in Bassoon and Composition, he continued his studies as a student of Robert Beaser, receiving a Graduate Diploma shortly after relocating to Portland to begin his tenure with the Oregon Symphony. In recent years, Evan's preference has been to compose for and with friends. Past performers of his music include the Juilliard Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, and Third Angle New Music.

You can find information on Evan's music below. For more information on acquiring scores and parts, please send an email to kuhlbassoon at gmail dot com


birds of time, on the wing (2006, rev. 2020) for bassoon (or baritone saxophone, or bass clarinet)

Nocturne (2004) for horn (or viola) and piano

Sonata (2002, rev. 2020) for clarinet and piano

Sonata (2002-2003, rev. 2019) for horn and piano

Three Romances (2020-2021) for english horn (or alto saxophone) and piano


Duo (1998) for two bassoons

Duos (2021) for viola and double bass

Five Sketches (2007, 2017) for woodwind quintet

Quartet (2015-16) for bassoon (electric bassoon strongly recommended), piano (or vibraphone), bass, and drums

Quartet (2020-21) for saxophones (or bassoons, or clarinets)

Rhamphorhyncus Power Hour (2005) for flute, bass clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and drums

Trio (2003) for flute (doubling piccolo), oboe (doubling english horn), and piano