Bill Newton graduated from the University of Utah in 1978 with a degree in Music. His most influential teachers were Utah Symphony members Jim Hough and Doug Craig. In 1984, Bill earned a degree in Computer Programming. Since then, programming has been his profession and playing the bassoon his avocation.
Bill has played in several community orchestras and chamber groups in the Salt Lake City area, and has been a member of the Salt Lake Symphony for 6 years. Bill’s wife, Bonnie, is an oboist who also plays with the Salt Lake Symphony.