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Dr. Jacqueline Wilson

Bassoon

Biography

Bassoonist Dr. Jacqueline Wilson is Assistant Professor of Music at Southeast Missouri State University. As an active soloist, she regularly presents recitals, masterclasses, and clinics including recent engagements at the International Double Reed Society Conference (Columbus, GA, Redlands, CA), the College Music Society Conference (Santa Fe, NM), the Illinois Music Educator's Conference (Peoria, IL), Michigan Music Conference (Grand Rapids, MI), the Iowa Music Educators Association Conference (Ames, IA), and on Wisconsin Public Radio. She has performed concerto engagements with the St. Louis Wind Symphony, the Spokane Symphony, the Eau Claire Youth Symphony, and numerous college music ensembles. As an active chamber musician, she has been featured on various college campuses and festivals, including the Ashland Chamber Music Society (Ashland, WI), and the Avaloch Chamber Music Institute (Boscowen, NH).

As an enthusiastic pedagogue and scholar, she has published educational articles in several journals, including The Double Reed, The Instrumentalist, and School Band and Orchestra Magazine and has held previous teaching positions at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and Kirkwood Community College. She also cohosts the Double Reed Dish podcast with oboist Galit Kaunitz.

As an avid supporter of new music, Dr. Wilson has premiered and commissioned works by composers Juantio Becenti, Chia-yu Hsu, Rachel Devorah Trapp, Brian Van Winkle, and Anthony Donofrio. Her dissertation, a performance guide and analysis of the Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings by Sofia Gubaidulina, advocates for the integration of modern repertoire into the standard pedagogical curriculum. Dr. Wilson (Yakama) is especially passionate about diversity and American Indian representation in classical music and frequently performs the works of Native composers.

Dr. Wilson holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Bassoon Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Iowa. She is also a graduate of Boston University's College of Fine Arts and Eastern Washington University. Her principal teachers include Benjamin Coelho, Matthew Ruggiero, and Lynne Feller-Marshall.

What is it like to study with Dr. Wilson at LSM?

“My aim as a teacher is to help my students become more musically curious, analytical, and comfortable by utilizing a variety of learning styles in the context of a welcoming environment. The aspirations and educational backgrounds of my students are often as numerous and distinct as the students themselves. At LSM, we'll work together to develop short and long term goals that meet you where you are, and help you get to where you want to be, step by step.”