Timothy McGovern is Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Illinois and Principal Bassoon of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Chamber Orchestra, and Sinfonia de Camera. From 1987-93 he was Associate Principal Bassoon of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Bassoon of the Montreal Symphonette and McGill Chamber Orchestra. He has recorded extensively on the London/Decca, CBC, and Arabesque labels. He is a first prize winner of the East/West Artist Competition in New York City, and the International Performers of Connecticut Competition in Westport, CT. He is the recipient of two Tanglewood Fellowships, and made his Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1987.