Keith Sweger is Professor of Bassoon at Ball State University. In addition to teaching bassoon, his responsibilities include performing with the Musical Arts Quintet, faculty ensemble in residence. Active in the International Double Reed Society, he currently serves as President. Sweger is principal bassoon of the Muncie Symphony Orchestra, contrabassoon of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, and performs regularly with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He has been a recitalist at professional conferences and at colleges and universities around the US and abroad. Sweger was named the recipient of the 2007 College of Fine Arts Dean’s Teaching Award, the 2008 Indiana Music Educators Association Outstanding University Educator Award, the 2013 Dean’s Creative Endeavor Award, and a 2010 American Masterworks grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. He was a guest artist/teacher at the 2011 Asian Double Reed Association conferences, the 2012 Beijing International Bassoon Festival and the 2014 Spanish Double Reed Conference as well as being featured annually at the IDRS conference.