Cody Hunter reeds begin with consistent, high quality gouged cane (Gonzales) which he then profiles and shapes with a Fox 2 shaper. The reeds are then tip profiled and carefully scraped and adjusted to ensure a free blowing reed that does not sacrifice pitch. The overall length is at 55mm, with the collar being at 28mm. Since the reeds are not as resistant, they will play in very nicely across all ranges of the instrument. These reeds do not come in different strengths, but will be suitable for any level of player.
Bassoonist and educator, Dr. Cody Hunter is currently professor of music at Mayville State University in North Dakota. After earning his bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, he began his graduate studies in orchestral performance at the University of MN-Twin Cities and the University of Memphis where he earned his masters and doctorate degrees, respectively. As a bassoonist, Dr. Hunter has performed with the Memphis Symphony, Symphony Orchestra Augusta, Arkansas Symphony, and the Eroica Ensemble of Memphis among others. As an educator, Dr. Hunter has taught at both the secondary and collegiate levels in Wisconsin, Tennessee, Arkansas, and West Virginia before coming to North Dakota.
Dr. Hunter is privileged to have studied with some of the finest bassoonists known today: Patricia Holland, Norbert Nielubowski, John Miller, and Lecolion Washington.