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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.


Check out Jensen at the Round Top Music Festival in 2016: