Former faculty member and Emeritus, Bassoonist Peter Bergquist, who taught Bassoon, Music History, Theory from 1964-1995, then for a year, 1998-1999 has passed away. According to his obituary, published in Eugene Register-Guard on July 3, 2016 he died quietly on Saturday morning, June 11.
Bergquist received the University of Oregon's Ersted Award for Distinguished Teaching Award, and was the most prominent American authority of his generation on the music of composer Orlando di Lasso. Bergquist acted as the editor of Lasso's music, and had his research supported by grants from the German-American Fulbright Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, DAAD, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the University of Oregon.
Bergquist is survived by his daughter Carolyn and brother Sidney.