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Nicole Buetti

Artist Associate - Bassoon and Contrabassoon

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Contact Information

Salem Campus

Fine Arts East 200
900 State Street
Salem  OR  97301


Nicole Buetti is the Contrabassoonist and Bassoonist with the Portland Columbia Symphony, the Vancouver Symphony, Oregon East Symphony, The Portland Choir Orchestra, and the Oregon Coast Music Festival. She is an active freelancer in both Oregon and Washington as well as abroad. She has performed with the Haydn Music Festival Orchestra in Vienna, and as a soloist and chamber music artist with the Assisi Performing Arts Festival in Italy.

Nicole is also a composer. She has composed extensively for chamber ensembles and large ensembles of various configurations, as well as children’s music and music for media. Nicole co-owns Goes to Eleven Media, a music and media company specializing in recorded music for film and television and children’s educational songs.

Her children’s music has been honored with a Parent’s Picks Award for Top 5 Best Preschool and Elementary Music CD’s of 2018, a 2017 Educational CD of the Year by Creative Child Magazine, and a 2020 Top Homeschool Curriculum Winner – How to Homeschool.

When she is not composing or performing, Nicole teaches bassoon at Willamette University, the University of Portland, Clark College, and has her own private teaching studio.


  • Masters In Music Performance - Bassoon and Contrabassoon, University of Northern Colorado
  • Bachelor of Music - Music Theory and Composition / Music Performance, University of Northern Colorado


Nicole Buetti, The Nirks™ and Portland Columbia Symphony. Meet the Instruments. 2021.
This collaborative, series introduces young children to the instruments of the orchestra in a fun way featuring professional musicians and colorful puppets.

Nicole Buetti. Bassoon's Night Out. 2018.

Willamette University

Music Department

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6260 FAX