Bassoonist Carole Mason Smith has been a member of The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra since 1980. A frequent soloist with the SPCO, Smith has performed Vanhal’s and Deitter’s concertos for two bassoons with SPCO principal bassoonist, Chuck Ullery. During the 2001-02 season, Smith served as principal bassoon of the SPCO. She has also performed as principal bassoon with the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra for many years. Smith is a founding member of the Halama Wind Octet and teaches bassoon both privately and at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, Hamline University and Macalester College.