Michael Roberson, Bassoon, is a graduate of Yale School of Music and Hartt School of Music, where he
studied with Frank Morelli. He received his master’s degree from the New England Conservatory of
Music, where he studied with Leonard Sharrow. Mr. Roberson has been principal bassoonist with the
New Britain Symphony since 1990, and has played with Waterbury Symphony, Sarasota Opera,
Bridgeport Symphony, Meriden Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Ft Myers Symphony, New Haven
Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Norwalk Symphony, Wallingford Symphony, Simsbury Light opera,
and the Waterbury Choral. In addition to maintaining a professional playing career, Mr. Roberson has
been a public school teacher since 1999 and was awarded the 2000 Connecticut Association of Schools
award for Exemplary Programs In Connecticut’s Elementary Schools. According to former Principal
Patricia DeRenzo: “Michael Roberson, Clinton Avenues’ music teacher, creates musical magic by
developing our students’ love for music” Mr. Roberson continues to develop students’ love for music as
he teaches band and general music at King/Robinson Inter-District Magnet School, New Haven, CT.