Dr. Ann Shoemaker
Assistant Professor of Bassoon
Bassoonist Ann Shoemaker is well known for her varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral player, and educator. As a soloist, she has been featured with the InterHarmony Music Festival orchestra, the Carolina Youth Symphony, and as a concerto competition winner at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and has given guest solo recitals at Wichita State University and the University of Georgia. Dr. Shoemaker was a founding member of the Relevents Wind Quintet, and has toured with the ensemble throughout the United States and Germany. She has also performed with the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, including concerts in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Dr. Shoemaker is currently the principal bassoonist with the Waco Symphony Orchestra (TX) and has previously held positions with the Greensboro, Salisbury and Hendersonville Symphony Orchestras (NC). She continues to sub regularly with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra (TX) and has performed often with the Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Asheville (NC), South Carolina Philharmonic, and Greenville (SC) Symphony Orchestras.
Dr. Shoemaker currently serves as Assistant Professor of Bassoon at Baylor University in Waco, TX and has previously been on faculty at Furman University, Davidson College, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Furman University, and a Master of Music degree from Yale School of Music, where she was awarded the Nyfenger Award for Outstanding Woodwind Performance. Dr. Shoemaker has additional training from numerous summer music festivals, including Aspen and Tanglewood. She recently completed her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was a Hayes Fellowship recipient. Her primary teachers include Michael Burns, Frank Morelli, Carol Lowe, and Kevin Hall. Dr. Shoemaker is a Fox Bassoon performing artist.
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