Theresa Treuenfels received her Bachelor of Music in bassoon performance from the University of Southern California where she studied with Michael O’Donovan and Norman Herzberg. She also studied with David Breidenthal at the Music Academy of the West and Evandro Dall’Oca at Teatro della Scala in Milan, Italy. As a freelance musician Ms. Treuenfels has played both bassoon and contrabassoon with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, LA Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Pacific Symphony and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, among others. She is currently second bassoon in the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra and the Desert Symphony and acting second in the Riverside Philharmonic. Additionally, she has performed at the Cabrillo Music Festival, Oregon Coast Music Festival, and Sunriver Music Festival.
As a chamber musician Ms. Treuenfels is a founding member of Calico Winds. The quintet has toured throughout the United States and has participated in the Arts Presenters Alliance YPCA Seminar culminating in a concert in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Their two CDs, All in One and Vintage America received praise from the Los Angeles Times and Gramophone Magazine. Calico also recently commissioned a piece from composer Damian Montano, Sinfonia Concertante, for woodwind quintet and chamber orchestra, which they premiered with the Culver City Symphony. Ms. Treuenfels is also a member of Azusa Pacific University’s faculty quintet.
Ms. Treuenfels is currently adjunct faculty at Azusa Pacific University’s School of Music, was previously on faculty at La Sierra University, and has been on faculty at the Colburn School’s Community School of Performing Arts since 2005.