Sasha Gee Enegren
Faculty, Bassoon & Academic Studies
Departments / Programs
- DMA, Manhattan School Music (2015)
- MM, Manhattan School Music (2010)
- GCRT, The New School (2007)
- BA, Wake Forest University (2005)
Dr. Enegren regularly performs in recitals, chamber music, and orchestral concerts. She holds the Michael W. & Peggy Towson bassoon chair with the Savannah Philharmonic and is a member of Iris Orchestra in Germantown, Tennessee. She has performed with the American Symphony Orchestra, New York Pops, Riverside Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, DCINY, and others, in venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg, Tenri Cultural Insti...Read More »
Dr. Enegren regularly performs in recitals, chamber music, and orchestral concerts. She holds the Michael W. & Peggy Towson bassoon chair with the Savannah Philharmonic and is a member of Iris Orchestra in Germantown, Tennessee. She has performed with the American Symphony Orchestra, New York Pops, Riverside Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, DCINY, and others, in venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Großes Festspielhaus Salzburg, Tenri Cultural Institute, National Opera Center, Symphony Space, and National Sawdust. In 2021, she was part of the Grammy-winning album, “Dame Ethel Smyth: The Prison,” with Experiential Orchestra.
Throughout her career, Dr. Enegren has sought to expand the classical bassoon repertoire by commissioning new concertos and recital pieces. Recent solo premieres include works by Susan Borwick, Steven Burke, James Cohn, John Buckley, Raphael Fusco, Max Grafe, Nils Vigeland, and Bruce Yurko. She is a member of Quintet of the Americas, a woodwind quintet that promotes new and traditional music from the Americas. Quintet of the Americas has toured in Cuba and performed in venues along the El Paso/Juarez border. After living in Mexico, Chile, and Paraguay, she has a strong passion for Latin-American music. Her research focuses on woodwind quintet repertoire by Latinx composers.
Dr. Enegren is active in the community, partnering with public schools to provide lessons to young musicians. She regularly coaches the New Jersey Youth Symphony and is a mentor with Montclair Orchestra - a training orchestra for young professionals in the New York area. During the summer she can be found at the Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp in Little Switzerland, North Carolina, where she works as administrative coordinator.
She earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree and Master of Music degree in Orchestral Performance from Manhattan School of Music; a Performance Certificate from Mannes College of Music; and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University. Bassoon teachers include: Marc Goldberg, Kim Laskoswki, Frank Morelli, Mark Popkin, and Patricia Rogers. Her doctoral fellowship at the Center for Music Entrepreneurship at Manhattan School of Music included coaching students on career skills, which she implements in her studio teaching. Dr. Enegren’s publications can be found in the journals of the International Double Reed Society and the International Alliance for Women in Music. Awards have included the Helen Cohn Award for Outstanding Graduate of Doctorate of Musical Arts, Helen Fahnestock Hubbard Family Scholarship, Theodore H. Barth Foundation Scholarship from Manhattan School of Music; the Presidential Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement, Christian Cappelluti Distinguished Soloist Prize, and Louise Cochrane Boteler Prize from Wake Forest University.
“This Time for solo Bassoon and Orchestra: Composed by Steven Burke in 2014.”
The Double Reed Journal 39, no. 2 (2016).
“Spirit by Susan Borwick.”
Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music 21, no. 2 (2015): 8–10.
“Ritual: A New Work for Bassoon and Piano by Nils Vigeland.”
The Double Reed Journal 38, no. 3 (2015).