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Kristin Wolfe Jensen

Kristin Wolfe Jensen

Current position(s): Professor of Bassoon at University of Texas at Austin; on faculty of International Festival Institute at Round Top; Principal Bassoon for River Oaks Chamber Orchestra; Co-director of biennial Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition

Previous position(s): Served on faculties of University of Nevada Las Vegas and University of North Texas; Acting Principal Bassoonist of Houston Grand Opera; member of Dallas Opera Orchestra, Richardson Symphony, Las Vegas Symphony, Jupiter Symphony of New York and Continuum.

Education: Master of Music from Juilliard; undergrad at Oberlin Conservatory

Recordings: Shadings; Parables and Reflections; …and Kristin Wolfe Jensen: UT Bassoons in Collaboration

Commentary by critics: “...She has simply turned in the finest-played bassoon recital I have ever heard,” said American Record Guide about Kristin Wolfe Jensen’s CD,  Shadings, “She obviously sees tone quality as the foundation of her fluent technique…It is a ravishing sound, siren-like in its attractive flair…”

Notable performances/accomplishments: Solo recitals at several IDRS conferences, co-host of IDRS conference in Austin, won concerto competitions at Juilliard School of Music and Oberlin Conservatory

Teaching Opportunities: Masterclasses at many major American schools, as well as in South America and Europe; author of the online bassoon method Music and the Bassoon

For more information on Kristin Wolfe Jensen, visit her faculty page here.