May 9th - 14th, 2021

Dr. Jacqueline Wilson - Bassoon

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Bassoonist Dr. Jacqueline Wilson is an active performer, pedagogue, collaborator, and advocate. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Bassoon and Theory at Washington State University where she performs with the Solstice Faculty Wind Quintet. Since 2019, she has also been on the faculty of the Lutheran Summer Music Academy (Valparaiso, IN), where she teaches studio bassoon, chamber music, and is a member of the Movere Wind Quintet. As an active soloist and chamber musician, she regularly presents recitals, masterclasses, and clinics including recent engagements at the International Double Reed Society Conference (Tampa, FL, Columbus, GA, Redlands, CA), the College Music Society National Conference (Santa Fe, NM), the Meg Quigley Bassoon Symposium (Los Angeles, CA), the LunART Festival (Madison, WI) and on Wisconsin Public Radio. She is a founding member of Ensemble 337, an innovative bassoon and marimba duo with percussionist Dr. Christopher Wilson.
An eager contributor to the double reed community, Dr. Wilson currently serves as the Sponsor-a-Member Coordinator for the International Double Reed Society, the Director of Communications for the Meg Quigley Vivaldi Competition and Bassoon Symposium, and co-hosts the Double Reed Dish podcast with oboist Dr. Galit Kaunitz.
As an avid supporter of new music, Dr. Wilson frequently collaborates with composers on the creation of new works to expand the repertoire of the bassoon. She is especially passionate about embracing diversity in her performances by elevating music featuring underrepresented perspectives and lived experiences. In this capacity, she has premiered and commissioned works by composers Juantio Becenti, Raven Chacon, Chia-yu Hsu, and Rachel Devorah Trapp. She also actively creates resources that facilitate the performance of works from the 20th century and beyond. Her article, “Strategies for Learning Luciano Berio’s Sequenza XII,” co-authored with Dr. Christin Schillinger (Ithaca College), has been published in The Double Reed and the Journal de L’Association Bassons (France). Similarly, her dissertation, an analysis and performance guide of Sofia Gubaidulina’s Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings, has been utilized by noteworthy bassoonists worldwide.
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.

Important News!

Registration for Musicfest Northwest 2021 HAS BEEN SUSPENDED! New Masterclass Series Announced.

Masterclass Series 2021


Masterclass Series May 10-14, 2021 – Please see schedules for more information

Location Information

All master classes will be held at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox except the piano division which will be held at Steinway of Spokane in the Recital Room.


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Virtuoso Level
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