BM in Bassoon Performance, University of Minnesota
New World Symphony Finalist
European Mozart Academy participant, given the opportunity to travel throughout Europe, study with internationally recognized artists, and perform for people in war-torn areas, Heads of State, and music audiences in many countries
Master’s degree, Magna Cum Laude, Robert Schumann Musikhochschule, Duesseldorf, studying with Gustavo Núñez, Principal Bassoon of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam
Bassoonist and Contrabassoonist, Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern
Performed, broadcast, record, and tour with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, the Suedwest Rundfunk Kaiserslautern, the Saarlaendische Rundfunk Orchester, the Mainzer Stadttheater, and others. Concurrently, she studied with Marc Engelhardt, Professor of Bassoon at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart.
Doctorate, University of Arizona, studying bassoon performance with Dr. William Dietz
Studied oboe with Dr. Sara Fraker, Professor of Oboe at the U of AZ, and oboist with the Tucson Symphony
Chair, Department of Music Education
Assistant Professor of Double Reeds, Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA
Second Bassoon, National Philharmonic Orchestra in Washington, DC
Bassoonist and contrabassoonist Britt Festival Arts Orchestra in Oregon
Bassoon instructor, Master Works Festival
Bassoon Specialist,Hodge Products, Inc.
Has performed with the National Symphony, the Houston Ballet, the San Antonio Symphony, the Britt Festival Orchestra, the Corpus Christi Symphony, the Baltimore Concert Artists, and many other ensembles
Formerly taught bassoon at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Washington Adventist University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. She attended the European Mozart Academy, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Sarasota Music Festival, and the MMCK Festival in Japan
Performs recitals and masterclasses across the country
Has been a featured soloist on live and recorded broadcasts of Arizona Public Radio
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