Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. -Barack Obama



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, and Ohio, he most recently performed with the Illinois Symphony, the Peoria Symphony orchestra, both in Illinois, the Queen City Opera in Cincinnati, OH, and the Grand Rapids Symphony in MI. Randal now calls Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood home. When he is not playing his bassoon, he does wardrobe styling for advertising campaigns 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