Natalie Law is an active bassoonist and educator based in Mid-Michigan. As an orchestral musician, she has most recently performed with the West Michigan Symphony and Rochester (MI) Symphony. In the summer of 2018, Natalie was a performance fellow at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival in Colorado Springs, CO. Prior to moving to Michigan, she held numerous orchestral positions across the state of Montana, including second bassoonist for the Missoula, Helena, and Glacier Symphonies. As a member of the Pure Winds quintet, she has performed as a guest artist and clinician at multiple institutions and venues across the United States. In 2016, Natalie won the Montana MTNA Young Artist Competition. She was also a finalist in the Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras Competition for two consecutive years.
As an avid educator, Natalie is particularly interested in beginning bassoon pedagogy. In 2018, she won the Grand Prize and “People’s Choice Award” in the Michigan State University Running Start Entrepreneurial Competition for her live pitch to create a beginning bassoon resource for students and band directors. As a result, she received funding to bring this project to life and is in the process of creating and making it accessible to the public. Natalie is also the bassoon instructor at Oakview Middle School and Scripps Middle School in Lake Orion, MI.
Natalie is currently pursuing her master’s degree in bassoon performance at Michigan State University. She completed her undergraduate degrees in both performance and music education at the University of Montana. Her primary teachers have included Michael Kroth, Dorian Antipa, Elizabeth Ball Crawford, and Jennifer Cavanaugh. Having grown up outside of Glacier National Park, Natalie loves the outdoors. She backpacks, skis, and kayaks whenever she gets the chance.