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Gregg Henegar

Helen Rand Thayer chair, Boston Symphony Orchestra

Gregg Henegar headshot with contrabassoon


Gregg Henegar joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra as contrabassoon in 1992, having previously held the same position with the Houston Symphony. An active teacher, Mr. Henegar is a faculty member at New England Conservatory, Boston University and the Tanglewood Music Center. He is the author of Modern Exercises for the Contrabassoon.

Mr. Henegar studied bassoon with George Goslee, former principal bassoon of the Cleveland Orchestra, at the Cleveland Institute of Music and with Sanford Berry at the University of Illinois. He has given numerous performances of new works written for the contrabassoon and has recorded works by Donald Erb with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Mr. Henegar is the exclusive agent in North America for Mollenhauer Contrabassoons of Kassel, Germany.

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