Elliott Moreau joined Pacific Symphony as second bassoonist in 2005. From 2006-08, he held the position of principal bassoon of Opera Pacific and in 2012, became a member of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He has previously been a faculty member at Azusa Pacific University and currently teaches at Vanguard University and UC Irvine. He is also a Pacific Symphony Class Act Teaching Artist and has his own private studio of bassoonists and jazz saxophonists. A native of San Diego, Moreau took up the saxophone at age 9, and began bassoon studies two years later with Arlen Fast, now of the New York Philharmonic. He studied both jazz saxophone and bassoon performance at DePaul University in Chicago, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He received his master’s degree in music from USC under the guidance of Stephen Maxym, former solo bassoonist of the New York Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.