Dennis Fick, Principal Bassoonist of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, has been with the orchestra since 1978.

A student at the UCLA School of Music, Fick left his studies there to accept the position of Principal Bassoonist of the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra.  His career has included positions as Principal Bassoonist of the National Symphony Orchestra of Peru, the Amigos de la Musica Chamber Orchestra of Lima, Peru and the Jerusalem Symphony. He also was Assistant Principal Bassoonist of the Kansas City Philharmonic. Fick has appeared as soloist with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic on numerous occasions, as well as with other orchestras.  Born in Los Angeles, he first studied piano at the age of 5 and began playing bassoon at age 11.  His teachers include Don Christlieb, Frederick Moritz and Mordechai Rechtman.  His other interests include SCUBA diving and motorcycle riding.