Mark L. Romatz, bassoon, is currently Second Bassoon and Contrabassoon of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Prior to that appointment, the University of Michigan graduate held positions with the Montreal, Jacksonville, Savannah, Duluth and Flint Symphonies . He has been a member of the Bellingham, Grand Teton, Grant Park, Colorado, Spoleto, Lancaster, Sunflower and the Buzzard Bay Music Festivals. Mr. Romatz has been a faculty member at Mcgill University in Montreal, the University of Florida, St. Olaf College and the University of Minnesota-Duluth. . He has served as Acting Second Bassoonist with the Minnesota Orchestra and has performed with the Chicago and Detroit Symphony Orchestras, the New York Philharmonic and the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. He studied with L. Hugh Cooper and John Miller. Mr. Romatz can currently be heard on the PBS series All-Star Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwarz.