Mike Macaulay never cared much for classical music when he was younger, but a succession of romantic interests led him to cultivate a passion for it that has taken over his entire life. Mike plays 2nd bassoon in the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony and is a member of Toronto’s Blythwood Winds. Mike used to play principal in the Red Deer Symphony and Niagara Symphony, and has played as an extra musician with many fine ensembles including the Toronto Symphony and Calgary Philharmonic.
Mike grew up (minus a four-year stint in Oman) and did his undergrad in Calgary, where he studied with Stephen Franse and Francesca Davenport, and followed it up with graduate study at Indiana University with Kathleen McLean. Mike plays a red maple Fox 601 and would happily talk to you for hours about his reed style but you might not be all that interested.
Mike was never a very talented musician, just a determined one.