Tia Wortham, bassoon, is a Florida native and former principal bassoonist in the US Navy Band of Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra playing contrabassoon and bassoon. She has played bassoon with the National Gallery of Art Orchestra and in the pit orchestra of the Shakespeare Theatre Company. She teaches bassoon and oboe at Suitland High School and is the bassoon clinician for Howard University. BMus, Florida State University; MMus, Catholic University.