Garrett McQueen

Afternoon Concert host

Garrett McQueen has been playing the bassoon in his hometown of Memphis and in venues across the country, including Los Angeles' Disney Hall, Detroit's Max M. Fischer Music Center, and New York's Carnegie Hall since 1999. He has performed as a member of the South Arkansas Symphony, Jackson Symphony, American Youth Symphony, Memphis Repertory Orchestra, the Eroica Ensemble, and most recently, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra.  Garrett has worked with groups including the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Brentwood-Westwood Symphony Orchestra, West Covina Symphony, the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, the Southeast Symphony (Los Angeles), the Artosphere and Gateways Festival Orchestras, the Louisville Orchestra, and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Garrett keeps himself busy in other free-lance activities, including being featured in Indie Rock tracks produced by Goner Records (2009) and True Panther Sounds (2010). McQueen can be heard as the principal bassoonist on the Memphis Repertory Orchestra's inaugural CD of works by Dvorak and Tchaikovsky, and has appeared in television, including Oxygen's "Snapped: Killer Couples", TV One's "Fatal Attraction", and Fox's "Glee”. Garrett has a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Memphis, and a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California.

Contact: mcqueen@utk.edu