“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. It brings solace to the heart, wings to the mind, and life to everything. Music is the essence of the human experience, a reflection of our deepest emotions, and a testament to our capacity to create beauty in the world.” – Victor Hugo


Randal Dennler is a native of Dayton, Ohio, where he began playing the bassoon at age eleven. He has degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Cincinnati where his principal teachers were Jeffrey Lyman and William Winstead. Having maintained an active freelance career in Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, he most recently performed with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra and the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, both in Illinois, the Springfield Symphony and Dayton Philharmonic in OH, and the Grand Rapids Symphony and Battle Creek Symphony in MI. Randal now calls Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood home. When he is not playing his bassoon, he does wardrobe styling thru Ford Artists Chicago and loves road trips with his partner James and dog Coda. 

Announcements / Upcoming Events


Queen City Opera: Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín – 2022

Quid sum miser

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Queen City Opera: Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 7 – 9/5/2021

II. Andante

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Fresh Inc Festival 2020: Final Performance #3 – 6/21/2020

Tipping Point, by Becky Turro

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Fresh Inc Festival 2020: Final Performance #1 – 6/19/2020

Breathe, by Sammy Sussman

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Cries and Whispers, by Tengyue Zhang

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Fresh Inc Festival 2020: Performer Showcase #4 – 6/17/2020

Six Bagatelles, Mvts 1 & 3, by Gyorgi Ligeti

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DePaul Symphony Orchestra – 11/19/2019; Chicago, IL

Rite of Spring, by Igor Stravinsky

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Queen City Opera – May 2019; Cincinnati, OH

Der Freischütz Overture, by Carl Maria von Weber

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To make inquiries or for more information please contact:

Randal Dennler

phone: (937) 248-3193

email: RLDennler@gmail.com