Francine Peterson, Affiliate Artist, bassoonist, joined the School of Music Fall 2014 and is an active freelancer and teacher in the Puget Sound Area. She has performed as an extra player with Seattle symphony, Seattle Opera, 3rd and Contrabassoon with the Pacific NW Ballet, the auburn symphony, Principal Bassoon of NW Sinfonietta, 5th Ave. Theater, and various other venues. She teaches and performs at the Marrowstone Music Festival and she coaches for the Youth symphony and teaches for the Endangered Instrument Program, introducing endangered instruments to middle school students. Besides teaching at University of Puget Sound, she also teaches at Pacific Lutheran University. She is a member of the Camus Wind Quintet, a faculty wind quintet from Pacific Lutheran University. She maintains a large private studio.