Jinju Carlson is a bassoonist and reedmaker in the Miami area, operating Carlson Reed Co. since 2006.
Her bassoon studies began in the Washington DC metro area, taking lessons with area freelancers and DC
orchestra members. Jinju earned her B.M. from James Madison University, where she studied bassoon performance
and reed making with Dr. Susan Barber. She continued her studies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music
and completed her M.M. at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Suzanne Nelsen, Boston Symphony Orchestra & Boston Pops, Second Bassoon
Dr. Matthew Ruggiero, Retired Boston Symphony Orchestra & Boston Pops, Associate Principal & Principal Bassoon
Stephen Paulson, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Principal Bassoon
Dr. Susan Barber, James Madison University Associate Professor of Bassoon; Brevard Music Festival, Bassoon Faculty
International Double Reed Society
Sigma Alpha Iota, International Music Fraternity for Women
Carlson Reed Co. is a small establishment, in operation since 2006. Supplying bassoon reeds, cane and supplies to
student, amateur and professional bassoonists around the world. Along with using precision machines and tools,
Jinju puts a great amount of time and attention into her reed making to provide reeds and cane of the highest quality.