Maya Grossman (she/her/hers) currently serves as the Second Bassoonist of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra where she has a fellowship and graduate staff assistantship at Wichita State University. As an orchestral and chamber musician, Maya is both a performer and arts advocate. She performs with the Chamber Orchestra of the Smoky Valley; the Wichita State Graduate Quintet; the Detroit Chamber Orchestra; and participated in programming performances to expand the repertoire of the musical canon. She strives to perform both classical repertoire and new music to explore the different roles a bassoon has in each ensemble while actively increasing representation in music.
Maya was named the June Stone Allen Fellow at Wichita State University where she is working towards her Master’s Degree, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Bassoon Performance with a double minor in Writing and Performing Arts Management & Entrepreneurship from the University of Michigan (2021), and a High School Diploma in Bassoon Performance from the Interlochen Arts Academy (2017). Maya’s primary instructors were Victoria King, Jeffrey Lyman, and Eric Stomberg.
She also has experience working in arts administration with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival. During her work, Maya recently completed a research project “The Musician, The Markswoman, and the Jew” where she explored how parts of identities play a role in community, music, and performance.