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educator , Academic dean , bassoonist

Peter Julian Schoenbach, American Bassoonist, educator, academic dean Woodrow Wilson honorary fellow, 1962, Institute Latin American Studies fellow, 1964, Russell fellow Rutgers University, 1968, Bevier/Organisation American States and Ford Foreign Area fellow, 1970.


Schoenbach, Peter Julian was born on March 11, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Sol and Bertha (Karp) Schoenbach.


Bachelor, Swarthmore College, 1962; Master of Arts, certified in Latin American studies, Columbia University, 1964; Doctor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, 1973.


Instructor, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1964-1967; instructor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1967-1968; assistant professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1971-1973; dean, Curtis Institute, Philadelphia, 1973-1977; associate dean, New England Conservatory, Boston, 1978-1982; assistant dean, director, School Music, Boston University, 1982-1984; professor, department chairman music, Wayne State University, Detroit, since 1984; assistant dean School Fine and Performing Arts, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1987-1988. Consultant Latin American Scholarship Program, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1980-1985, Ministry Education, Fulbright Committee of Brazil, 1981.


Advisor Young Audiences and Chamber Winds, Detroit, since 1984. Community director Station WDET-FM, Detroit, 1986. Board directors Bach Festival, since 1988, Arts Foundation Michigan, since 1990.

Member Modern Language Association, Detroit Federation Musicians, National Association Schools Music (examiner since 1987, chairman Michigan, Ohio and Indiana region, national board directors since 1990), International Double Reed Society, Alumni Association Swarthmore College (board directors since 1990), Mu Phi Epsilon, Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: bicycling, racquetball.


Married Carole Handler, May 30, 1965 (divorced 1979). Children: Alisa Marion, Ilana Abigail. Married Anne Sinclair Tobey, October 17, 1981.

Sol Schoenbach

Bertha (Karp) Schoenbach

Carole Handler

Anne Sinclair Tobey

Alisa Marion Schoenbach

Ilana Abigail Schoenbach