Michele Grego joined the CSULB Woodwind Applied Faculty in Fall 2003. She became second bassoon with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in March 1996. Grego is a native of Minneapolis, where she began playing the bassoon at the age of 15. She studied with John Miller at the University of Minnesota, and received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Southern California, where she was a student of Norman Herzberg. Ms. Grego earned her Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School and attended the Music Academy of the West, studying with David Breidenthal. She performed with the Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra, and was a winner of the prestigious Coleman Award from the Coleman Chamber Music Society.
Prior to her CSULB and Philharmonic appointments Ms. Grego was principal bassoon with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, was a member of the Los Angeles Music Center Opera Orchestra, the Long Beach Symphony, and appeared as a guest artist at the La Jolla Chamber Music Festival. She has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, and the Philharmonic Chamber Music Society. In October 1997, Grego was a featured soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante in E-flat, K. 297B, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting.